Alaina Reed Hall (Nov. 10, 1946–Dec. 17, 2009) was an American actress who began her career in off-Broadway productions. She is best known for her roles as Olivia, Gordon's younger sister, on the long-running children's television series Sesame Street, & as Rose Lee Holloway on the NBC sitcom 227. After 227 ended in 1990, she had recurring roles on Ally McBeal, Any Day Now, & ER. In addition to stage and TV work, she appeared in films including Death Becomes Her (1992) & Cruel Intentions…

Alaina Reed Hall (Nov. 10, 1946–Dec. 17, 2009) was an American actress who began her career in off-Broadway productions. She is best known for her roles as Olivia, Gordon's younger sister, on the long-running children's television series Sesame Street, & as Rose Lee Holloway on the NBC sitcom 227. After 227 ended in 1990, she had recurring roles on Ally McBeal, Any Day Now, & ER. In addition to stage and TV work, she appeared in films including Death Becomes Her (1992) & Cruel Intentions…

Supremes (left to right: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross) in 1965

HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY, MOTOWN!

Supremes (left to right: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross) in 1965

He was an African American legal giant. She was a Filipino American secretary…

Thurgood Marshall’s interracial love: ‘I don’t care what people think. I’m marrying you.’

He was an African American legal giant. She was a Filipino American secretary…

Maya Rudolph pays tribute to her mother’s (the late Minnie Riperton) 1974 “Perfect Angel” album cover. (via @Renee Brisk Convergence via Pinterest...

Maya Rudolph pays tribute to her mother’s (the late Minnie Riperton) 1974 “Perfect Angel” album cover. (via @Renee Brisk Convergence via Pinterest...

vintage everyday: Old Portrait of The First Well-known Black Model Helen Williams. 1960s

vintage everyday: Old Portrait of The First Well-known Black Model Helen Williams. 1960s

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