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Alaina Reed Hall

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Best remembered seeing that Rose Lee Holloway over the NBC comedy series 227 so when Olivia over the children’s plan Sesame Road, she also appeared in various episodes from the WB sitcom Cleghorne! In the first many years of her performing profession, she performed off-Broadway within a 1970s creation of Sgt. Pepper’s Depressed Hearts Club Music group on the highway. She played a little role within the 1999 Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe film Cruel Motives. Her initial, failed marriage led to two kids. Her second relationship, to fellow professional Kevin Peter Hall, finished with his loss of life in 1991. Quickly before dying of cancers, she married movie director Tamim Amini. She and Sonia Manzano had been both series regulars on Sesame Road.

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Full Name Alaina Reed Hall
Date Of Birth November 10, 1946
Died December 17, 2009, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of Birth Springfield, OH
Profession TV Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Tamim Amini, Kevin Peter Hall
Movies I'm Through with White Girls, Cruel Intentions, Death Becomes Her, Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, Cindy, Eubie
TV Shows 227, Sesame Street, Sonic the Hedgehog, Cleghorne!, The Great American Quiz Show
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Began her love for music as a young member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, in her native Springfield, Ohio. She was also a drummer in her school's marching band.
2Once replaced Jennifer Holliday with a day's notice in the role of "Effie" in Michael Bennett's workshop production of "Dreamgirls".
3The former Sesame Street (1969) cast member combined her love for children and her musical talents to co-write and co-produce the Fox Children's home video "Learning Can be Fun.".
4Attended Kent State University, then moved to Chicago where she landed her first stage role in the musical "Hair".
5She met actor Kevin Peter Hall when he appeared on her show 227 (1985). Their characters married on the show and the couple later married in real life and had two children. Kevin became HIV-positive as a result of a blood transfusion and died of an AIDS-related cancer in 1991.
6She appeared in such Broadway musicals as "Eubie!" "Chicago," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road" and the 1977 revival of "Hair." Off-Broadway she sang in William Finn's "In Trousers" and "A...My Name Is Alice.".
7When she moved to New York in the 1970s, she supported herself by working at Bloomingdale's during the day while trying to find singing parts in shows at night.
8Has overcome many of life's obstacles: She came from a broken home; withstood emotional and physical abuse during her first marriage, which ended in divorce; and suffered the tragic loss of her second husband to AIDS. She has appeared in inspirational one-woman shows, including "Alaina at the Bijou.".
9Best known for playing Olivia, Gordon's kid sister and neighbor of Gordon and Susan, on Sesame Street (1969). She left the show in 1988.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baby, I'm Back1978TV SeriesJackie
Cindy1978TV MovieVenus
A-Date2007ShortValerie
I'm Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks)2007Jerri Moore
ER2007TV SeriesBetty Dixon
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody2006TV SeriesMrs. Mayweather
The Shift2006ShortMother
Significant Others2004TV SeriesAlex's Mom
Scrambled2003Gert
Chasing Sunsets2001Mrs. Stevens
Any Day Now1998-2001TV SeriesAunt Della Watt
Cruel Intentions1999Nurse
NewsRadio1999TV SeriesLandlady
Ally McBeal1997-1998TV SeriesJudge Elizabeth Witt
Caroline in the City1998TV SeriesStanchfield
NYPD Blue1997TV SeriesMrs. Angela Cheevers
Between Brothers1997TV SeriesVera Ford
The Steve Harvey Show1997TV SeriesCorinthia Grier
The Blues Brothers Animated Series1997TV SeriesMama Lou
The Cherokee Kid1996TV MovieMa Holsopple
Cleghorne!1995TV SeriesLena Carlson
Dream On1995TV SeriesDoris
The Drew Carey Show1995TV SeriesLois
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1995TV SeriesNurse Berkey
Friends1995TV SeriesAdmissions Woman
Sonic the Hedgehog1994TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?1994TV SeriesAdditional Voices (voice)
Blossom1993TV SeriesEsther
Me and the Kid1993Sarah
Harry and the Hendersons1991-1993TV SeriesLorraine Hall
Sesame Street1977-1992TV SeriesOlivia Singer Olivia Robinson
A Different World1992TV SeriesClaims Officer #5
Room for Two1992TV Series
Death Becomes Her1992Psychologist (as Alaina Reed Hall)
Herman's Head1992TV SeriesMargaret Bracken
Kid 'n' Play1990TV Series 1990 voice, as Alaina Reed Hall
2271985-1990TV SeriesRose Lee Holloway
The Jim Henson Hour1989TV SeriesOlivia
Sing Along1987Video shortOlivia (as Alaina Reed)
Follow That Bird1985Olivia (as Alaina Reed)
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art1983TV MovieOlivia (as Alaina Reed)
Eubie!1981TV Movie as Alaina Reed
A Walking Tour of Sesame Street1979TV MovieOlivia Robinson
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street1978TV MovieOlivia (as Alaina Reed)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2271985-1988TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Follow That Bird1985performer: "Ain't No Road Too Long", "One Little Star"
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street1978TV Movie performer: "True Blue Miracle"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bid Whist Party Throwdown2006TV SeriesHerself
227: Stories from the Stoop2004Video documentary shortHerself
Sweethearts1989TV Series1989
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1989TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Family Feud1989TV SeriesHerself
The Wil Shriner Show1988TV SeriesHerself
Jumble1988TV MovieHerself (as Alaina Reed)
Kids Have Rights Too!1988Video shortHerself
The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1987TV MovieHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987TV SeriesHerself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHerself
Reading Rainbow1986TV SeriesHerself
Musical Chairs1975TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On2004TV MovieOlivia Robinson (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sesame Street1988-1992TV SeriesOlivia / Singer 'Everything Grows'

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