R.I.P. “Olivia”


Picture 1234CNN reports that 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 succumbed to a two-year battle with breast-cancer at St. John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica, California on Thursday.

According to CNN, “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’.”

Alaina Reed-Amini is survived by her husband and two children from her marriage to late husband and “227” co-star Kevin Peter Hall.

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