Term of endearment for Laura Ingalls Wilder (Melissa Gilbert)used by her father Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) on the frontier drama LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE/NBC/1974-82.


Note: “Half-pint’ is also the real-life nickname of actress Melissa Joan Hart who starred on the sitcoms CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL/NIK/1991-94, SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH/ABC/WB/1996-2003, and MELISSA & JOEY/ABC FAMILY/2010-2015. She’s also called “Sa” – derived from “Melissa.”


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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