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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 Greyson Horton on a new soap, Days of Our Lives. It debuted in November 1965.
Not even a grisly murder plot has taken her off the air; when she was "killed" off the soap in 2004, she was told that she would be coming back to live (at least temporarily) on a tropical island. Miss Reid was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Daytime Emmy board in 2004; she had never won an Emmy in her almost forty years on the show.
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