Herlie joined the cast of All My Children in 1976. Her character Myrtle became a second mother to Erica Kane and offered her love and wisdom to many of the other residents of Pine Valley.
Herlie guest starred as Myrtle Fargate on two other ABC daytime dramas, Loving and One Life to Live. She also performed in the Scottish National Theatre, the English Theatre and appeared on Broadway and in several films.
Eileen Herlie was 90 years old.