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He helmed episodes of such series as 'The Andy Griffith Show,' 'Peyton Place, 'The Donna Reed Show and '77 Sunset Strip.'

Jeffrey Hayden, a director, producer and writer for television, film and the theater and the husband of Oscar-winning actress Eva Marie Saint, has died. He was 90.

Hayden died on Christmas Eve at his home in Los Angeles after a year of cancer treatment, publicist Jeff Sanderson announced.

He was surrounded by his family, including Saint, his wife of 65 years; they met on the subway in New York City and were married in October 1951.

Hayden helmed episodes of such series as The Andy Griffith ShowLeave It to BeaverLassieDennis the MenacePlease Don't Eat the DaisiesThe Donna Reed Show77 Sunset StripName of the GameRoute 66MannixPeyton PlaceQuincyThe Bold OnesIronsideAlias Smith & JonesCagney & LaceyIn the Heat of the Night and Magnum, P.I.

He also was an executive producer and director on the NBC daytime series Santa Barbara and helmed several praised "afterschool" specials for ABC.

Hayden also directed the 1957 MGM crime drama The Vintage, starring Michele Morgan, Pier Angeli, John Kerr and Mel Ferrer.

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