Alaina Reed Hall best known from playing the character Rose from 227 passed away Friday (Dec 18, 2009) at age 63 after a longtime battle with breast cancer. The TV sitcom “227”, which also starred Marla Gibbs, enjoyed a five year run during the late 80’s (1985-90).
227 cast (Regina King, Hal Williams, Marla Gibbs & Alaina Reed Hall)
In addition to her role on 227, Hall also played Olivia, Gordon’s younger sister’ on Sesame Street. She also had guest roles on shows such as “Ally McBeal”, “Friends” and “A Different World”.
Hall was born in 1946 in Springfireld, Ohio and was an original cast member of the 1974 Off-Broadway production of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road”.
During her long acting career Hall appeared in television and movies, including the films “Death Becomes Her”, “Cruel Intentions” and “A-Date” in 2007.
Alaina Reed Hall was married a total of three times, with her first marriage producing two children. Her second marriage was to a co-star, Kevin Peter Hall, who began starring as Rose’s love interest on “227”.
They married — both on the set, and in real life — and they had two children. Keven went on to play the imposing title character in Predator. Predator 2 was released December 1990 and in April 1991, he died of AIDS, which he contracted through a contaminated blood transfusion given to him after a major automobile accident a few months prior to that date.
While she had other roles, Alaina Reed Hall will be best known as Rose from 227, who was the kindhearted best friend to other characters, and eventually became the landlord of the famous residence for four years on the show.
At the time of her death, Hall was married to Tamim Amini. Condolences/cards can be sent to him at the following address:
Mr. Tamim Amini
10044 Woodley Ave.
North Hills, CA 91343
R.I.P. Alaina Reed