Frances Reid Movies and Career Information

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Dec 09, 1914
Wichita Falls
Actor, Director and Producer

Frances Reid (December 9, 1914 – February 3, 2010) was an American dramatic actress. Although she starred in many productions, she is best known for her portrayal of Alice Horton on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of our Lives from its debut in November 1965 until her final performance on December 26, 2007. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, to banker Charles William and Anna May (Priest) Reid, Reid grew up in Berkeley, California. Her acting career started in 1938 with a bit part in the movie Man-Proof. Reid's Broadway debut was as Juliette Lecourtois in Where There's a Will at the John Golden Theatre in 1939. She later played Roxane opposite Jose Ferrer's Cyrano in the 1946 Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Alvin Theatre. She repeated her stage role of Roxane, again opposite Ferrer, in a 1949 one-hour Philco Television Playhouse adaptation of Cyrano. After a series of stage roles throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Reid played title role in the CBS television version of the radio soap opera Portia Faces Life from 1954 to 1955. She next portrayed Grace Baker on As the World Turns from 1959 to 1962, and Rose Pollack on The Edge of Night in 1964. Reid portrayed matriarch Alice

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