Alaina Reed Hall (born Bernice Ruth Reed, November 10, 1946 – December 17, 2009) was an American actress and singer best known for her roles as Olivia Robinson, Gordon's younger sister, on the PBS children's television series Sesame Street, and as Rose Lee Holloway on the NBC sitcom 227
Alaina Reed-Hall, Actress: 227. Alaina Reed-Hall was born on November 10, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as Bernice Ruth Reed. She was an actress, known for 227 (1985), Death Becomes Her (1992) and Cruel Intentions (1999). She was married to Tamim Amini, Kevin Peter Hall and Richard Hannum Cook. She died on December 17, 2009 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Alaina Reed-Hall was born on November 10, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as Bernice Ruth Reed. She was an actress, known for 227 (1985), Death Becomes Her (1992) and Cruel Intentions (1999). She was married to Tamim Amini, Kevin Peter Hall and Richard Hannum Cook. She died on December 17, 2009 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Sep 16, 2014 · Alaina Reed Hall, a singer and actress who played Olivia Robinson on "Sesame Street" for a dozen years beginning in the mid-1970s and later played Rose Holloway on the situation comedy "227," has ...
- Dennis Mclellan
Alaina Reed Hall, the 1964 South High grad who went on to star as Olivia on “Sesame Street” for more than a decade, died on Dec. 17 in Los Angeles after a lengthy fight with breast cancer.
Childhood. Alaina Reed Hall was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel.
- TV Actress
Alaina Reed-Hall was born on November 10, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as Bernice Ruth Reed. She was an actress, known for (1985), (1992) and (1999). She was married to , and Richard Hannum Cook.
Dec 17, 2009 · Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Alaina Reed Hall (10 Nov 1946–17 Dec 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45647241, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Cremated: ashes scattered in Pacific Ocean.
- 10 Nov 1946, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
- 17 Dec 2009 (aged 63), Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
- Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Cremated: ashes scattered in Pacific Ocean
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- Early Career
- Olivia on Sesame Street
- Post-Sesame Street
Born Bernice Reed in Springfield, Ohio, she graduated from South High and appeared in productions of Hair, Chicago, and Eubie. At the start of her career, she appeared as a Jetmagazine cover girl, and was known to her friends as Tiny. In 1972, Reed appeared as a regular player in the New York City nightclub Reno Sweeney which also featured Melissa Manchester, Marvin Hamlisch, Marilyn Sokol, Howard Ashman, and Alan Menken. In 1974, she played the part of Lucy (in the Sky with Diamonds) in John Lennon's short-lived stage musical Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road. She returned to Reno Sweeney the following year performing songs she'd co-written with Cheryl Hardwick, who would later go on to write songs for Sesame Street.
Prior to becoming a full time cast member, Reed appeared in two musical numbers for season seven - "Quiet Is" and "Move." Her Sesame Street character, Olivia, was Gordon's younger sister, introduced in episode 0950 in which she explained to Gordon that she was a grown-up, and didn't need his help anymore. Olivia worked as a photographer, and like all the Sesame adults, she spent a lot of time with the kids and Muppets on the Street. She was known for her strong singing voice, taking the lead on "Children of the World, "Sad", "Mothers and Children", and many others. She performed a duet with George Benson in the 1980s, "A Friend for All Seasons", and was featured in "One Little Star" in the 1985 Sesame film Follow That Bird.
Beginning in the fall of 1985, Reed played landlady Rose opposite Marla Gibbs in the sitcom 227. That series was taped in California, while Sesame Street is taped in New York. For a few years, she continued to work on both shows, but finally left Sesame Street in 1988. 227continued until 1990. Beginning in 1989, Reed was professionally known as Alaina Reed Hall, following her marriage to the late Kevin Peter Hall, the actor who played Harry in Harry and the Hendersons and the title role in Predator. She remained active as an actress in television, films, commercials, and cartoon series, appearing as a regular on the short-lived sitcom Cleghorne, and making appearances in Friends, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, NewsRadio, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and the film Cruel Intentions. In 2008, Reed married Tamim Amini. Reed is featured in the 2009 documentary Breast Cancer Examined: An African-American Perspective. The producer, Gina Holland, knew Reed as a girl grow...↑ 1.0 1.1 McLellan, Dennis. "Alaina Reed Hall dies at 63; actress was Olivia Robinson on Sesame Street, Los Angeles Times. December 22, 2009.↑ Springfield News-Sun"Mr. Krabs and Sesame Street's Olivia called our area home" June 12, 2007 by Andrew McGinn↑ New York Times "Reno Sweeney Alumni to Stage AIDS Concerts"by Stephen Holden, April 7, 1988↑ New York Times "Alaina Reed, Bold And Earthy, Sings At Reno Sweene"by John Rockwell, July 20, 1975
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