Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Sesame Street" star - Reed Amini died of Breast Cancer at 63...


Actress Alaina Reed-Amini, best known for her long-running roles as Olivia Robinson on the children's program "Sesame Street" and Rose Lee Holloway on the comedy "227," has died.

Reed-Amini lost a two-year battle with breast cancer at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, on Thursday, according to reports.

Reed-Amini, who changed her named from Alaina Reed Hall after she married Tamim Amini in 2008, turned 63 last month. In 1976 she joined the cast of "Sesame Street" as Olivia, a professional photographer and the kid sister of Gordon the teacher. She left the program in 1988 for a role on the NBC sitcom "227."

The actress married her "227" co-star Kevin Peter Hall in 1988. With art imitating life, their characters were married in the final season of the show in 1990. Hall died in 1991 from complications from the AIDS virus that he acquired through a blood transfusion.

Her stage credits include productions of "Chicago" and "Hair." She also appeared in the inspirational one-woman show "Alaina at the Bijou."

Her movie credits include "Cruel Intentions" and "Death Becomes Her." She guest-starred on television shows such as "ER," "NYPD Blue," "The Drew Carey Show" and "Ally McBeal."

Reed-Amini is survived by her husband and two children from her marriage to Hall.



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9 comments:

BSNC said...

that is sad. Another wonderful star also died this month; britney murphy..

Babe how are we celebrating the xmas now..

Myne Whitman said...

This year hasn't been good to the artistes at all. I watched that lady on SM street a lot.

Compliments of the season dear.

Tigeress said...

i remember her. May her sould RIP.

sweetness said...

May she rest in peace.
2009 and artists
how have u been Sassy dear?
Merry Xmas in advance dear!
x

muyiwa said...

May her soul rest in peace.sassy,sassy,sassy,i see you ooo,have a good xmas ,enjoy yourself

My World said...

Awww,I used to love her...May she rest with da Lord!

Nice Anon said...

Oh gosh! So sad! RIP

Happy holidays~

histreasure said...

sad..breast cancer claims another victim.. how u doing dearie?.. enjoy the holidays

Sassy Trends said...

@BSNC, xmas don go jare..lol
Howdy? shey u dey alrite..miss yah loads...xx

@Myne, I feel you dear...may God spare the soul of the ones on ground now..
Wishing you same.
Thanks for stopping by..xx

@Tigeress, amen..xx

@sweetness, amen dear.
I dey o my sister..just been locking around someaw..wishing u same hun..xx

@Muyiwa, amen o..
Me self see you jare.. you know that "oje"?lol
xx

@My world ..amen..
Thanks for stopping by dear..

@Nice Anon, amen dear..tanks and wishing you same..xx

@histreasure..may God deliver us my dear..
I just dey oo...xx

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