Frances Reid

Frances Reid (born on December 9, 1914 in Wichita Falls, Texas) is an actress known to millions of younger audiences as matriarch and widow Alice Horton on Days of Our Lives since its debut in November 1965.

She grew up in Berkeley, California. Her acting career started in 1938 with a bit part in the movie Man-Proof. In 1954, she was awarded the title part in the soap opera Portia Faces Life.

When that show was canceled, she took bit parts on nighttime television programs until she was given a three-year contract on As The World Turns, playing Grace Baker from 1959 to 1962.

She moved on to The Edge of Night before she was offered the role of matriarch Alice Horton on Days of Our Lives, which premiered in November 1965 and has run ever since.

With the retirement of John Clarke, who played Mickey Horton, in 2004, she is the only original cast member still on the show.

Role Show
Alice Horton Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives Quotes

Lucas, I raised you to be a better liar than that.

Kate

Deimos: I believe that the younger generation in this family have been handed everything on a silver platter, and they don't appreciate it.
Maggie: By younger generation, you must mean Sonny.
Deimos: All right, fine. Let's start with Sonny. I'm trying to work with him, Maggie. I've just given him a very important position in the company and instead of being grateful for the opportunity, he's being an oversensitive, temperamental pain in my neck. But at least he's still here. Brady, on the other hand, he's taken off, abandoned the family, Titan. He's left me all alone to deal with the Hernandez family on my own.
Maggie: Well, there's an easy solution to the Dimera and the Hernandez families. Just bow out.
Deimos: I do that and I lose face.
Maggie: With whom?
Deimos: With everyone. Except Nicole. She's taken off too.
Maggie: And to think I naively thought that maybe I'd gotten through to you the last time we had a serious conversation. Let me ask you a question. Has doing things your way gotten you anywhere?