The nickname of Chryseis “Cricket” Blake, (Connie Stevens) the young, sexy singer/photographer who worked at the Hawaiian Village Hotel on the detective drama HAWAIIAN EYE/ABC/1959-63.


Cricket was a friend of the handsome young detectives, Tom Lopaka (Robert Conrad) and Tracey Steele (Anthony Eisley) and of Phil Barton (Troy Donohue), the hotel’s director of special events.

Note: Reportedly, the name “Cricket” was inspired by a beachcomber artist’s daughter named Cricket that Warner Brothers story editor Jack Emmanuel met in Hawaii.

On the sitcom NIGHT COURT/NBC/1984-92 attorney Christine Sullivan (Markie Post) was called Cricket by an elderly suitor who thought she chirped like a cricket when she laughed.


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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