Did you know it is an old leap year tradition that on February 29, a woman is “allowed” to propose marriage to a man? 1964 was a leap year and in honour of that tradition, actress Angie Dickinson listed the ten most eligible bachelors in Hollywood. Her advice on how to go about catching one: “First you must have the desire to catch him. Next you must communicate with him; let him know that he belongs. Then, present the most eligible girls list of one – you.” Here are Angie’s picks…
Very talented, plays piano, sings. Impossibly unpredictable, moody… devilish… sensuous in his entire being.
A female Doris Day, cleancut, sexy and handsome… I don’t know him well, but I imagine he could be great fun. Seems very polite, but not too polite I hope.
The most gorgeous man I know; I describe his to people who don’t know him as a cross between James Dean, Peter O’Toole and Elizabeth Taylor. Great vitality, mature and grownup.
Tremendously exciting and sensuous… sings great. A girl would never know what to expect from him.
He looks as if he has boundless energy. A tease, but very entertaining on a date. At ease in meeting strangers and can put strangers at ease.
What can I say? Everybody knows why he is on the list. In spite of his romantic flavor, he’s very down-to-earth. His charm is not inbred or calculated; it is real.
Devilish; he can drive you crazy at a dinner table. Handsome, to say the least… warm eyes, and the eyes of a man can tell a great deal, if not all.
I don’t know him, but with those dreamy eyes, he’s got to be on the list… I also like his sense of humor, as evidenced in interviews. Seems like a terrific guy.
Extremely warm, and loyal to his friends and his causes. Generous of his personality and time, and with gifts. Interesting and unpredictable. Mad!
|Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
As charming as they come. Gentlemanly, well-mannered, really class… He has depth, yet he is lighthearted without any forced gaiety.
Source: Actress Lists Hollywood’s 10 Top Bachelors, Meriden Journal, Jan 27 1964, Page 2