Jeffrey Hayden: Meet the American television director who married Eva Marie Saint

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Eva Marie Sait, born July 4, 1924, in Newark, New Jersey, United States, is an American actress who is recognized for adding emotional depth and complexity to her characters, in which she usually plays women who appear frail but have enormous inner power.

Eva Marie Sait is best known for her roles in On the Waterfront (1954) and North by Northwest (1959). Eva Marie Sait’s film career also includes roles in Raintree County (1957), Exodus (1960) and Winter’s Tale (2014).

On October 28, 1951, Eva Marie Saint married producer and director Jeffrey Hayden.

Darrell Hayden, born 1955 and Laurette Hayden, born 1958, were their two children. Darrell, their first child, was born two days after she received an Academy Award nomination for On the Waterfront. Hayden died on December 24, 2016, at the age of 90, after a 65-year marriage.

Who Was Eva Marie Saint’s Husband Jeffrey Hayden?

Hayden was born in New York on October 15, 1926, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before starting his career at NBC in New York.

Jeffrey Hayden was a television director and the husband of Academy Award winner Eva Marie Saint.

According to a statement provided by his publicist on Tuesday, Jeffrey Hayden died peacefully on Christmas Eve at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by family, following a year of cancer treatment.

Jeffrey Hayden was an executive producer and director of the NBC daytime drama Santa Barbara, as well as the director of several critically acclaimed ABC “afterschool” specials.

The Vintage, a 1957 MGM criminal drama starring Michele Morgan, Pier Angeli, John Kerr, and Mel Ferrer, was also directed by Hayden.

Summer and Smoke, Desire Under the Elms, Candida, The Fatal Weakness, Duet for One, Death of a Salesman, and The Country Girl were all directed by Hayden for the stage.

They also appeared in theatres around the country in Love Letters and Willa Cather’s On the Divide.