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'Sesame Street's' Olivia dies of cancer

Dec. 21, 2009 at 12:09 PM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Alaina Reed Hall, the actress who played Olivia on TV's "Sesame Street," has died of breast cancer in Los Angeles, her family said. She was 63.

Reed's Dec. 17 death was reported Monday by WHIO Radio in Springfield, Ohio.

The popular stage actress and Ohio native appeared on "Sesame Street" from to 1976 to 1988.

She also had roles on "227," "Cleghorne," "Ally McBeal" and "ER."