Frances ReidThe 'Days of Our Lives' family is mourning the death of Frances Reid, who spent over 40 years playing Alice Horton on the daytime soap. That family includes loyal viewers, former cast-mates and colleagues.

"Frances was truly one of a kind," said 'Days' exec producer Ken Corday in a statement. "Her class cannot be matched and her shoes cannot be filled. We will miss her all the rest of our days."

Reid first appeared on 'Days' when it premiered Nov. 8, 1965. As the family matriarch, Alice didn't just pour coffee and listen to the woes of her children, grandchildren and, yes, great-grandchildren. Often, Alice got involved in the thick of the action, and would even break the law if it meant helping the course of true love run a little more smoothly. Here's a look back at five of Alice's most memorable, gutsy and emotional moments on the 'Days of Our Lives.'