Original caption:Los Angeles, California: Actor George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson leave International Airport, March 17, after the actor met Miss Johnson’s plane. Hamilton, host to the President’s daughter this weekend for her 22nd birthday, will give a cocktail party, March 18, to which some 100 guests have been invited.
America’s first daughter Lynda Bird was engaged to Bernard Rosenbach before she met the actor George Hamilton, who himself had been engaged to Susan Kohner. In 1966, the pair left their respective fiances and began dating. Because of an increase in Secret Service protection of Presidential relatives resulting from the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Hamilton-Johnson couple were one of the first to be protected by Secret Service agents.
In Modern Screen magazine, Hamilton declared that he could love Lynda Bird “even if she weren’t the president’s daughter”.
Among the unexpected attendees of the 1966 Oscars: the Secret Service, there to protect sitting U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughter Lynda Bird and her perma-tanned boyfriend, actor George Hamilton.