Jeffrey Hayden

Jeffrey Hayden

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 24 Dec 2016 (aged 90)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 177165667 · View Source
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Television director and producer. Born as Raphael Levine, he was educated in New York and attended the University of North Carolina. Hayden began his career as a production assistant at NBC in the late 1940s, working in radio before moving into television. In 1951, he married actress Eva Marie Saint. As an associate director, he was involved in two early color broadcasts for NBC, TV film versions of "Lady in the Dark" and "The Chocolate Soldier". Hayden became a prolific television director, with credits from the 1950s through the 1990s, including episodes of "The Donna Reed Show", "Burke's Law", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Alias Smith and Jones", "Ironside", "The Incredible Hulk", "Quincy, M.E.", "Knight Rider", and "In the Heat of the Night". He was also an Executive Producer of episodes of "How the West Was Won" and "Santa Barbara". Hayden also directed plays, frequently productions which included his wife. He also acted occasionally, including appearances with his wife in the plays "Love Letters" and "On the Divide". Hayden was awarded several honorary degrees, and was a guest lecturer on television production and directing at numerous colleges. He died after having received cancer treatment for over a year.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 10 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177165667
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeffrey Hayden (15 Oct 1926–24 Dec 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177165667, ; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687) Unknown.