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Olivia has passed away
« on: December 22, 2009, 09:38:53 PM »
Alaina Reed Hall Dies - Olivia Robinson on "Sesame Street"

By Lynda Johnson
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Alaina Reed Hall has passed away.  She played Olivia Robinson on "Sesame Street" for a dozen years beginning in the mid-1970s.  Trade Magazine Variety notes Reed Hall also starred on NBC's "227" from 1985 to 1990, "playing the landlady and best friend of the show's main character."


On the show's final season, she married a character played by her real-life husband, Kevin Peter Hall, who died in 1991.

The LA Times notes that Reed Hall, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, citing her husband, Tamim Amini.

She is survived by her husband and two children from a previous marriage.  According to the report, no funeral service will be held. A celebration of Reed Hall's life is being planned for early next year


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Sesame Street star Alaina Reed Amini (Olivia) dies aged 63
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 06:50:05 AM »

Sesame Street star Alaina Reed Amini dies aged 63




Alaina Reed Hall joined the Sesame Street cast in 1976

Alaina Reed Amini, best known for playing Olivia Robinson on long-running children's show Sesame Street, has died aged 63, her publicist has confirmed.

The star - previously known as Alaina Reed Hall - died Thursday at a hospital in Santa Monica after a two-year battle with breast cancer.

Her stage credits included Chicago and Hair. She also appeared in several movies, including Cruel Intentions.

She also guest-starred in various TV shows such as ER and NYPD Blue.

Reed-Amini joined the Sesame Street cast in 1976 and played a photographer and sister of the character Gordon.

The actress remained on the show until 1988 and also starred in NBC's 227 playing the landlady and best friend of the show's main character.

During the final series Reed-Amini married a character who was played by her real-life husband, Kevin Peter Hall, who died in 1991.

She is survived by her husband, Tamim Amini, and two children from a previous marriage.

According to her husband, no memorial service will be held, but a celebration of her life is being planned for next year.


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Re: Olivia has passed away
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 09:51:19 AM »
wow, we really getting old oui...RIP 'Olivia"

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Re: Olivia has passed away
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 10:41:56 AM »
I had forget about she oui ,so long I ent seen her even on the youtube clips ,she use to rock braids .

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Re: Olivia has passed away
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 09:44:15 PM »
RIP
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Re: Olivia has passed away
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 06:55:09 AM »
"...If yuh clothes tear up
Or yuh shoes burst off,
You could still jump up when music play.
Old lady, young baby, everybody could dingolay...
Dingolay, ay, ay, ay ay,
Dingolay ay, ay, ay..."

RIP Shadow....The legend will live on in music...

 

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