People, Mar. 4, 1974

Frequently a bone-crushing, ego-bruising boss and companion, the late President Lyndon Johnson was at his most magnetic and charming with women. Over the years, followers of the Johnson career noted how he enjoyed flirting with, among others, the irrepressible Barbara Howar, Actress Merle Oberon, and White House Journalist Marianne Means. Questioned on the Today Show last week by Barbara Walters, his widow Lady Bird, 61, did not deny Lyndon had been a ladies' man. "Lyndon was a people lover," she said, "and that did not exclude half the people in the world —women....

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