“227” And “Sesame Street” Actress Alaina Reed Hall-Amini Dies

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EUR has learned that actress/singer Alaina Reed Hall-Amini has died. She was 63.

At press time, details of her death are still sketchy, but according to the blog Afrobella, the cause is believed to be related to breast cancer.

Hall-Amini was best known for her roles as Olivia, Gordon’s kid sister, on the long-running children’s television series, “Sesame Street,” and as Rose Lee Holloway on the NBC sitcom, “227.”

Born in Springfield, Ohio, Hall-Amini began her career in Broadway and off-Broadway productions. She was among the original cast members in the 1974 off-Broadway production of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Hall also appeared in productions of “Hair,” “Chicago” and “Eubie!”

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