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'Sesame Street' and '227' star Alaina Reed-Amini dies at 63

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The Associated Press is reporting that Alaina Reed-Amini, who played Olivia on Sesame Street, died at age 63 on Dec. 17 after a two-year struggle breast cancer, according to her publicist. Known as Alaina Reed-Hall until she remarried, the stage actress first appeared on Sesame Street in 1976, as the little sister of the character Gordon (Roscoe Orman). She played the landlady Rose Lee Holloway on the NBC sitcom 227 from 1985 to 1990, and subsequently appeared in guest roles on various TV shows, including ER, Ally McBeal, and Blossom. She is survived by her husband Tamim Amini and two children from an earlier marriage.