Also on my list back then was Burl Ives, who had a similar personality but tempered by being able to sing and play banjo and guitar. He was a much more elegant actor than Devine, but he had the same spark.
Peter Ustinov and Orson Welles were a notch higher on the Hollywood totem pole, and I liked them too. And Theodore Bikel.
And this is all pure narcissism, because in one way or another, they all reminded me of me. :-)
**It was the only autographed picture I ever wrote away for.