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Jeffrey Hayden, veteran director and husband of actress Eva Marie Saint, dies at 90

Jeffrey Hayden, veteran director and husband of actress Eva Marie Saint, dies at 90

Jeffrey Hayden, a longtime director and writer who was involved in some of early-day television’s most admired efforts to make educational and literary programming part of the American diet, has died at his home in Los Angeles.

Hayden died Dec. 24 after a yearlong battle with cancer, a family spokesperson said. He was 90.

Known equally for his decades-long marriage to Academy Award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint – whom he directed on television and the stage, Hayden was among a modest swell of directors and writers who explored the possibilities of bringing intellectual fare to television viewers.

He directed his wife in “Omnibus,” one of television’s first...

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