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Frances Reid Bio


Name: Frances Reid
Character Name: Alice Horton
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas
Birthdate: December 9, 1914
Career Highlights in Soaps: Aside from her extraordinarily long stint on Days, Reid also appeared on As the World Turns as Grace Baker from 1958-1962 and as Rose Pollock on The Edge of Night (1964-1965) before coming to Salem in 1965. During the past seven decades, she’s appeared in films, TV and had a respectable career in theater.
Claim to fame:
She has been nominated for two Daytime Emmys and won several Soap Opera Digest awards. She’s most well-known for being one of the remaining original cast members of the show, having been with it since its first broadcast.
Trivia: She and her late husband, Philip Bourneuf, were the husband and wife team for the Bucks County Playhouse for several years in the 1950s.

Photo Credit: NBC


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  1. From Kathy

    Why did they take MacDonald Carey’s (old Dr. Horton’s) voice off the hourglass at the beginning of the show & again at the half? The replacement is close but not the same. I know it’s been years, but it’s just not the same.

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