Working with Donna


Jeffrey Hayden and his wife, Eva Marie Saint

Jeffrey Hayden (October 15, 1926 – December 24, 2016).

Jeffrey Hayden was an American television director and producer. He was married to actress Eva Marie Saint from 1951 until his death in 2016.


His career as a director began in the late 1950s with episodes of Leave It to Beaver and 77 Sunset Strip. He continued to direct into the 1990s. His credits include 28 episodes of The Donna Reed Show (1960-1962), along with such popular programs as The Andy Griffith Show, Burke's Law, Batman, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., and In the Heat of the Night.


Watch his Television Academy Foundation interview as he discusses working with Donna Reed.