She acted in the play, "Freedom of the City", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with David Jenkins in the cast. William Woodman
was the director.
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[on actress Kate Reid
]: We fought a lot, especially when she was drunk and I would have to sustain a long scene. For the audience, it didn't matter because she was so compelling, but once we had a serious rift over that and didn't really see or talk to each other very much for some years. But she was an extraordinary person.
Her mother, Jessie Worden Hyland, a teacher, and her father, Thomas Hyland, a salesman, separated when she was a child and Frances never saw her father again. She has often indicated that she believes the split made her unusually shy and withdrawn.