Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"...on my way to where the air is sweet ...."

I'm truly so sad.

Actress Alaina Reed-Amini of Sesame Street has passed after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Reed-Amini joined the Sesame Street cast in 1976 and played Olivia, a photographer and sister of the character Gordon. "Olivia" lived on Sesame Street for 12 years and was a very big part of my childhood, along with all of her other neighbors.

Sesame Street was such a big part of my childhood -- it made learning fun long before the likes of Nick Jr. or Sprout.

Godspeed, Olivia. Thank you for letting millions of us kids of the 70s and 80s hang out with you in the neighborhood.

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