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DAYS Legendary "Mrs. H", Frances Reid has passed away

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Sad news to report this morning, Days of our Lives and soap fans beloved, Alice Horton the matriarch of the Horton clan, played by the incomparable Frances Reid has died.   While details of her passing are still surfacing, we have learned that Frances passed away on Febraury 3rd in Wichita Falls, Texas.  The actress was 95.   While Frances had seldom seen  little to no  air-time over the last several years because of her failing health, DAYS always kept her spirit and her importance throughout family storylines even in her absence, as recent as the on-screen death of her son, Mickey Horton. Frances’s castmates tweeted the news, last evening,  which started with her co-stars, Alison Sweeney (Sami) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), and  later former DAYS mainstay, Deidre Hall.

Deidre Hall (@DeidreHall) “Greg Meng called me this morning to tell me of the loss of our darling Frances Reid. She was loved, revered, and will be remembered.” Alison Sweeney (@Ali_Sweeney) “I’m so sad to hear the news about Frances Reid. She was a truly talented actress & and we are all lucky & proud to have known her. RIP” Nadia Bjorlin @RealNadiaB “Rest in peace Frances Reid (Alice Horton). She was a great lady whom I feel honored to have known..the heart and soul of Days of our Lives.” 

Reid played Alice Horton from the shows beginnings in 1965.  She was paired with MacDonald Carey as Tom Horton, and together they were the morale center and backbone of the people in Salem.  After Carey’s passing, Alice continued being the voice of reason to her family and friends.  Frances Reid received a  Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.    Our Video of the Day will rotate throughout the today, to honor Frances and her amazing mark and legendary she has made in daytime.  

Of all the many heartfelt relationship’s on DAYS it was that of Bo Brady and Mrs. H., which touched many.  Who can forget there legendary donut scenes?  And who can forget Alice and her donuts, period.  Or, the annual Horton Christmas gathering, and Alice counseling grand-daughter, Hope Williams Brady.   So many memories that Frances has left to us.  Our thoughts, and prayers are with Reid’s family, friends and colleagues today.   Here’s to you Frances for years of enjoyment you brought to all of those who watched daytime.   You shall be missed!

Video: Frances Reid – Interview TV Legends

Video: Tribute to Frances Reid by Tirgana

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Frances Reid was a great actress; I’ve watched Days of our Lives for about 10 or so years and she was great; especially when Alice (Frances Reidd) made her doughnuts. She will be sadly missed by her fans; especially those who have seen her on since the first show appeared in 1965…God rest her soul..Their will never be another Alice Horton like her in the world. She is what made the show interesting!

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Raven Bowens is the New Chanel on DAYS

There has been a casting switcheroo at Days of our Lives.   Precious Way is out in the role of Chanel Dupree and the part had been recast.

Way debuted on-screen back in March of 2021, but now comes word, first via Jason 47’s Facebook page, that Chanel will be played by actress Raven Bowens.

According to Soap Opera Digest, look for Bowens to first air on-screen on the July 6th episode.  Apparently, she has been taping at the DAYS set since April.

Raven has previously appeared on All Rise, Insecure, The New Edition Story and Future Man.

You can follow her on Instagram here.

So, what do you think of the Chantal switch? Comment below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney Previews the New EJami

Coming up on Days of our Lives, Dan Feurerriegel take over the role of EJ DiMera on-screen, and the character is making quite the timely, or untimely return to Salem now that Sami (Alison Sweeney) has been hitting the sheets with her ex-husband, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).

Feurerriegel is stepping into the coveted role of EJ made soap-famous by James Scott, who left the series back in 2014 and never returned.

Now the question is can Sweeney and Feurerriegel strike soap gold with their re-imagined duo known as “EJami”?

 

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Alison Sweeney opened up about the casting, working with Dan, and the future of EJami sharing: “To be honest, I was nervous when I heard they were recasting EJ.  That’s a big role to fill, I mean, James Scott was definitely a fan favorite and EJ is such a memorable role in the story and certainly in Sami’s life.”

Sweeney said of sharing scenes with Feurerriegel, “Dan has been fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He clearly understood the importance of the task ahead.”

As for what fans of EJami may be in for, Sweeney noted:  ” I hope those ‘EJami’ fans see the couple they were so connected to, but of course, in a new, different way.”

So will you be giving the new EJami a chance? Looking forward to Dan’s debut, or are you Team Lumi all the way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below. But first check out this week’s promo for DAYS.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Opens Up To Maurice Benard About His Battle with Addiction on All-New ‘State of Mind’

In a terrific episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) State of Mind You Tube series, the actor welcomes another one of the best actors on daytime, Days of our Lives star Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera, Days of our Lives).

What made this so compelling was Billy Flynn’s ability to talk openly, frankly, and with great understanding about his battles with addiction which he notes have been alcohol, drugs, and the cycles he has found himself in within his life and how he was able to break free of them, and the work he continues to do to keep him from falling back into them.

Flynn shares how much of his adult life was greatly impacted by his childhood, and explained to Benard, how he acted out when he was younger. He also shares how his addiction caused issues for awhile with his job at Days of our Lives.

This episode is a powerful one to watch for anyone struggling with issues of addiction, dependency, suicide, having problems at work, and trying to not self-destruct, which so many of us do, once we seemingly get what we what or while we are trying to obtain it.

Bravo to Billy and Maurice for bringing this forward and to the audience.

Watch Billy’a visit on State of Mind below, followed by a bonus segment where Flynn asks Benard some ‘hard-hitting’ questions.

What did you think of what Billy shared with Maurice? Comment below.

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