Broadway, TV Actress Reed-Amini Dies

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Alaina Reed-Amini, the Broadway star and TV actress best known for her long-running roles on Sesame Street and the sitcom 227, died last week at age 63.

The Associated Press reports Reed-Amini died after a two-year battle with breast cancer.

Reed-Amini, known as Alaina Reed Hall before she remarried in 2008, performed in Chicago and Hair. She also appeared in several movies, including Cruel Intentions, Death Becomes Her, and the television shows ER, NYPD Blue, The Drew Carey Show and Ally McBeal. She was on Sesame Street from 1976 to 1988 and played the photosnapping character Olivia. Reed-Amini was the landlady, Rose Lee Holloway, on NBC's 227 from 1985 to 1990.

She is survived by her husband, Tamim Amini, and two children from a previous marriage.

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