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Frances Reid (I) (1914–2010)

Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and was raised in Berkeley, California, she attended/graduated at The Pasadena Community Playhouse where her major was acting, and she pursued her career immediately. The Emmy Award nominee who has played Alice Horton for the entire 37 years that Days of Our Lives has been on the air, is daytime's television's most ... See full bio »

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Known For

Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives Alice Horton
As the World Turns
As the World Turns Grace Baker #2 (1959-1962)
Seconds Emily Hamilton
The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain Clara Dutton


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 1965-2009 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Alice Horton
- Episode #1.11239 (2009) ... Alice Horton (credit only)
- Episode #1.11235 (2009) ... Alice Horton (credit only)
- Episode #1.11231 (2009) ... Alice Horton (credit only)
- Episode #1.11225 (2009) ... Alice Horton (credit only)
 2004 American Dreams (TV Series)
Lady in Pryor TV & Radio
- Old Enough to Fight (2004) ... Lady in Pryor TV & Radio
 1987 Mercy or Murder? (TV Movie)
Emily Gilbert
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Martha Carlyle
- Sighting 4001: The Washington D.C. Incident (1978) ... Martha Carlyle
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
- Scavenger's Paradise (1975) ... Millie
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Mrs. Dennis
- Jungle War (1975) ... Mrs. Dennis
 1973 The Affair (TV Movie)
Mrs. Patterson
 1973 The Magician (TV Series)
Eleanor Gilpin
- Lightning on a Dry Day (1973) ... Eleanor Gilpin
 1971 The Andromeda Strain
Clara Dutton
 1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mrs. Prior / Ellen Porter
- Death of a Fixer (1968) ... Mrs. Prior
- Crisis Ground (1968) ... Ellen Porter
 1966 Seconds
Emily Hamilton
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Emmy Foray
- Duet for One Hand (1965) ... Emmy Foray
- Perfect Is Too Hard to Be (1965) ... Emmy Foray
 1962-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Dr. Katy Piper / Mrs. Lawton / Florence Hastings / ...
- The Katy Piper Story (1965) ... Dr. Katy Piper
- The Kurt Davos Story (1962) ... Florence Hastings
- The Frank Carter Story (1962) ... Mary Carter
- The Daniel Clay Story (1962) ... Margaret Clay
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Elsie Wheeler
- The Silent Dissuaders (1965) ... Elsie Wheeler
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Joyce's Mother
- One of the Family (1965) ... Joyce's Mother
 1963-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Lucille Forrest / Miss Liza Givney
- The Case of the Golden Venom (1965) ... Lucille Forrest
- The Case of Constant Doyle (1963) ... Miss Liza Givney
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Isabel Franklin
- The Trouble with Girls (1964) ... Isabel Franklin
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Louise Forman
- Try to Keep Alive Until Next Tuesday (1963) ... Louise Forman
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mary Cheyney
- The Colossus (1963) ... Mary Cheyney
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Miss Fogarty
- Father Was an Intern (1963) ... Miss Fogarty
 1951-1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Eve Banner / Mrs. Richel
- The Health Fraud (1963) ... Eve Banner
- Crisis on Tangier Island (1957) ... Mrs. Richel
- The Mistake (1951)
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Vera Parsons
- Somebody Please Help Me! (1962) ... Vera Parsons
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Peters
- A Jury of Her Peers (1961) ... Mrs. Peters
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. McDavid
- Dark Hammock (1957) ... Dr. McDavid
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- A Member of the Family (1957) ... Gertrude
 1956 The Wrong Man
Mrs. O'Connor (voice, uncredited)
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Mrs. Bergh
- Harry in Search of Himself (1956) ... Mrs. Bergh
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Grace Baker #2 (1959-1962)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Rose Pollock #2 (1964)
 1954 The Inner Flame (TV Series)
Portia Manning
- Episode #1.1 (1954) ... Portia Manning
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Prelude to Death (1953)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Mrs. Mary O'Connell / Lucie Dreyfus
- The Gettysburg Address (1953) ... Mrs. Mary O'Connell
 1953 Photograph by Brady (TV Movie)
 1953 Crown of Audubon (TV Movie)
 1952 The Secret Vote (TV Movie)
 1952 Horns of a Dilemma (TV Movie)
 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Introduction (1950)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
 1949 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Edna Warren (1949)
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Three O'Clock (1949)
 1939 Little Women (TV Movie)
Beth March
 1938 Man-Proof
Second Girl (uncredited)
 1937 Stage Door
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1937 Reported Missing
Maid (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in the play, "The Devil's Discipline," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Maurice Evans and Philip Bourneuf in the cast. See more »

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3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I don't think I have any fears left. Death no! That's very calm, everything being the end. Except I resent that I'll be dead and won't be able to see certain things. I was thinking today about the expansion and contraction of the universe and if they'd find out more about the black hole. I thought, "Damn it. I won't be around for that. See more »


Was inducted into the Television Academy's archives in 2003, and was awarded a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. See more »

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