Thursday, February 4, 2010

Frances Reid Has Passed Away

According to and several cast members of DAYS OR OUR LIVES on Twitter, the beloved legendary Frances Reid (1914-2010) passed away earlier on the evening of February 3rd. Details will follow as they become available.

Reid played Alice Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES from the very beginning in 1965. Prior to DAYS she starred on AS THE WORLD TURNS, THE EDGE OF NIGHT and PORTIA FACES LIFE. She earned a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

Here at We Love Soaps, we are profoundly sad to hear of Ms. Reid's passing, and wish sympathies to her entire family both in her personal life, and at DAYS OF OUR LIVES.


  1. Like losing an old and dear friend. With her passing, and the passing of James Mitchell, the tide truly is turning.

  2. My condolences to her family and friends, and may we - her fans - remember her always as our surrogate grandmother.

  3. I seriously feel like I lost my "other" grandmother. My own grandmother watched DOOL when I was growing up and I always thought that my GMA resembled Frances Reid. Even when I started watching again when I was in college in the late 80's, She was still the rock and the centerpiece of the show. Thats what I loved about Days. Rest in Peace Frances.

  4. I feel like I have lost my grandmother all over again....going through it once was enough.I give my condolences to Francis Reid's family and friends and know that the soap world has lost a tremendous actress and our beloved Mrs. H she will be truly missed by all! RIP my friend! From a fan of DOOL's since 1975!