The nickname of Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist), a female private investigator who owned the Remington Steele Detective Agency on the detective drama REMINGTON STEELE/NBC/1982-86.

Note: On the sitcom MADMAN OF THE PEOPLE/NBC/1994-95 outspoken columnist Jack Bruckner (Dabney Coleman) was given the nickname Binky by his wife, Delia (Concetta Tomei). When someone said, “He doesn’t look like a Binky?” His wife retorts, “Oh, he’s a Binky!”

As a child, Katherine Papadopolis (Susan Clark) on the sitcom WEBSTER/ABC/SYN/1983-88 had a horse named Mortimer, but she called it “Binky.”


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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