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Published: September 12, 1985 in the New York Times
Alexa Kenin, an actress on stage and television and in motion pictures, died at her apartment in Manhattan on Tuesday. She was 23 years old, and the cause of death was not immediately known.
When Miss Kenin was 10 years old, she played opposite Jason Robards in a television movie, ''House Without a Christmas Tree.'' In 1977, she was in John Guare's ''Landscape of the Body'' at the Public Theater, and in Jack Gilhooley's ''Elusive Angel,'' Off Broadway.
In 1982, she co-starred with Bette Davis in a television movie, ''A Piano for Mrs. Cimino,'' and in May she acted on stage in ''Life Under Water,'' by Richard Greenberg, at the Ensemble Studio Theater's Marathon '85.
She appeared with Clint Eastwood in the 1982 film ''Honkytonk Man'' and recently completed work on the film ''Pretty in Pink,'' to be released in February.
She is survived by her parents, Dr. Michael Kenin and Maya Y. K. Ryan, and two step-sisters, Cordelia and Maria Ryan.