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Frances Reid

Actress

Frances Reid on her Days of our Lives character which she played since the show began in 1965

You have to be good-natured. You have to know that these things that are done in a hurry are not done to make you miserable or make you look bad. They're part of the way of our making a living.  We must adjust to them and give them the best we can.

About this interview

In her one-and-a-half hour Archive interview, actress Frances Reid talks about her early career working in live television, and her first experiences working on daytime dramas, on programs such as Portia Faces Life and As the World Turns. She describes in detail her longtime role as matriarch "Alice Horton" on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives from its inception to the present day. She discusses her many co-stars throughout the years on the show, notably Macdonald Carey, who portrayed patriarch "Tom Horton." Reid explains the production process on a daytime drama and touches on some of the memorable storylines featured on the show throughout the years. Finally, she briefly describes her involvement in the actors union AFTRA and notes how important it is for her to continue working. Jennifer Howard conducted the interview in Los Angeles, CA on August 13, 2003.

You have to be good-natured. You have to know that these things that are done in a hurry are not done to make you miserable or make you look bad. They're part of the way of our making a living.  We must adjust to them and give them the best we can.

Interview Highlights

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Frances Reid on her Days of our Lives character which she played since the show began in 1965

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Frances Reid on advice she would give an actor on a soap opera today

00:34
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Frances Reid on her 30-plus years on the soap Days of Our Lives as matriarch "Alice Horton" and how the show was initially set up

47:40
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Frances Reid on the early soap opera Portia Faces Life

59:58
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Frances Reid on how she would like to be remembered

00:36
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Frances Reid on some storylines of Days of our Lives , on which she played "Alice Horton" since the show began in 1965

09:49

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