Frances won five Soap Opera Digest awards for her portrayal of Alice Horton in Days of our lives.
When Frances was still driving, Days of our lives bought her a new car each year!
In 1983, Frances dislocated her shoulder during an on-set fall and, following a stroke a few years ago, she now uses a walking stick. She's seen sitting in most of her scenes.
Frances is known for often shocking the Days of our lives cast and crew with her raucous swearing!
In 2003, Frances turned 90. The cast and crew of Days of our lives gave her 90 roses and a diamond Tiffany watch.
Frances has travelled with the archaeology department at UCLA to many places, including the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs in China, South Africa, Egypt and even Australia. She has even sat on the equator while trekking through Indonesia!
Frances once served as Vice President of the American Federation for Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).
Frances once travelled to China and Indonesia to give speeches in support of legalised abortion.
Although Frances never had children, she enjoys playing great-great aunt to her sisters' many kids.
Frances' radio career includes portraying Charlotte Corday in Charlotte Corday, Mrs. Moonlight in Mrs. Moonlight, and the role of Ann Rutledge in Prologue To Glory.
Frances is a graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse.
Frances received the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in May 2004.
Frances: (on women worshipping soap hunks) Boy, their own lives must be pretty barren.
Frances: (on unions) I believe in unions and the balance of power. Actors need protection.
Frances: (on life lessons) I still live by so many crazy things that my mother and father taught us. Like if somebody wants to borrow money from you, lend them as much as you can afford and never expect it to be repaid. Just eat fruit and vegetables, never eat dessert, and watch your teeth!
Frances: (on her decision to remain childless) I often thing that the children I didn't have are the luckiest ones… because I hate discipline!
Frances: I don't think I have any fears left. Death, no! That's very calm, everything being the end. Except I resent that I'll be dead and won't be able to see certain things. I was thinking today about the expansion and contraction of the universe and if they'd find out more about the black hole. I thought, "Damn it. I won't be around for that."