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
Dec 23, 2009 · Through most of her career before her marriage to Tamim Amini in 2008 Ms. Reed-Amini was known as Alaina Reed Hall or Alaina Reed. She was an accomplished cabaret singer and musical theater ...
Aug 08, 2018 · A year before Alaina passed away, she married her second husband, Tamim Amini. Tamim is a film director of Persian descent and it’s extremely sad that he only had one short year to call Alaina his wife. May Alaina Reed-Amini and her ex-husband, Kevin Peter Hall, continue sleep in eternal peace.
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, 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.
She talks about her friends and how her husband Tamim Amini stand by her tell the very End.
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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
Reed Hall, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, died Thursday at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, said her husband, Tamim Amini.subscribe...
Tamim Amini was (born July 3,1980) in Kabul, Afghanistan is an Afghan American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He received an M.A degree in cinema direction from hollywood Film Institute in 2005 . In 2005 he became a film and television director.
Dec 23, 2009 · 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.
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