She was among the original cast of the soap opera, which premiered in 1965. Reid starred opposite Macdonald Carey, who played her husband until his death in 1994.
I loved Alice. She could always be counted on to give good counsel whether you were divorcing your 4th husband who turns out was really your first husband who you thought had died by falling off a cliff, or trying to decide if you should give the baby that you conceived with some evil warlord up for adoption. Alice was always there with a cup of tea and a homemade cookie telling you what's what.
It's no coincidence that I stopped watching Days in 2007, just after Reid left the show as a regular.