by M. Pinto; Movie Stars, February 1972
Leap Year means that men start thinking about marriage—if the right girl asks!
Happily for single girls, Hollywood has it share of heartthrobs this season. The eligible bachelors that we see in the movies and on the television screen this year might not be Clark Gables and Cary Grants, but in many ways they are their contemporary equals. We’ve picked out the eight young men most girls want to hear about, see and date, and we’re going to give you all the pertinent facts on each of them.
Pete Duel, Hannibal Heyes on Alias Smith and Jones, hails from Rochester, New York, the son of a doctor. Surprisingly, Peter never considered being a doctor himself—surprisingly because he has six M.D.s in his family background (his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, two great uncles, and a second cousin).
Show business seemed to be in the three Deuel (the original spelling) children’s blood. Peter’s younger brother, Geoffrey, is an actor, and his sister, Pamela, is a professional singer.
Peter attended St. Lawrence University and the American Theater Wing in New York City. Since being in Hollywood, he has appeared in guest roles on such shows as Combat, The Fugitive, The Virginian, The Name Of The Game, Marcus Welby, M.D., and ABC’s Movie Of The Week.
Before Alias Smith and Jones, Pete has appeared on two series—as the brother-in-law on Gidget and as the newlywedded husband in Love On A Rooftop.
Pete is a bachelor who likes to keep his private life as private as possible. He’s nature-oriented, loves camping, and is hip to health foods. To get along with Pete, a girl would have to be interested in the outdoors and nature above all.