Sandra Jane Hayden (1940 - 1956)

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Sandra Jane Hayden
1940 - 1956
updated February 06, 2019
Sandra Jane Hayden was born on July 11, 1940. She was born to Russell Hayden and Jan Clayton, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died on September 22, 1956 at California at age 16.

Sandy was very close to her mother and even appeared on television. Sandy's mother was Jan Clayton who even referred to herself as "Lassie's Mother." When her mother remarried (Robert Lerner) she had Robin (a girl) Karen (AKA "Kimmie") and a son: Joseph Clayton Lerner. So Sandra Jane Hayden had three siblings. I have been friends with Joseph Lerner since 1971. After his mother died: August 26th, 1983 we kept in touch and he gave me his mother's memorabilia. Some of it has been posted on this website. Sandy's death devastated her mother and for many years she carried around her daughter's typewriter which she gave to me with this: "Now that i have you, I don't have to carry this around with me any more." Wherever we went people would ask: "Is this your daughter?" And she always said "Yes!" Jan Clayton and I had many friends in common: musicians, actors and singers. So it was very easy to bond with her and I encouraged Jan to be an author and she was very successful. Sandra Jane Hayden was only two years and two months older than I am. I was baptized Sandra Amanda and my nickname was "Sandy" and is still "Sandy." Her father and step-mother had set up an elaborate website about Sandra Jane Hayden because they missed her so much. Now they are also gone. She was killed in a car accident at a time when people didn't use seat belts. Although Jan has a headstone next to Sandy's, she was cremated and her ashes were cast into the Pacific. For years she came to me in dreams and gave me advice too. Her children are not in theater and have no similar occupations.

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Sandra Hayden died on at California,

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at Oakwood Memorial Park And Cemetery, 22601 Lassen St, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States 91311


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Sandra Jane Hayden
BIRTH 11 Jul 1940
DEATH 22 Sep 1956 (aged 16)
Oakwood Memorial Park
Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Sandra Hayden "DeDe"
Filmography as: Actress Actress - filmography
"Judge Roy Bean" .... Sally / ... (2 episodes, 1956) - Border Raiders > (1956) TV Episode .... Sally Kenyon - The Runaway (1956) TV Episode .... Sally

Russell Hayden

Jan Clayton

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Russell Hayden
1912 - 1981
Jan Clayton
Aug 26, 1917 - Aug 28, 1983
Los Angeles, CA


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Born: July 11, 1940
Died: September 22, 1956, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA
Actress who loved horses.
Parents: Russell Hayden, Jan Clayton
Siblings: Robin Lerner, Joe Lerner, Karen Lerner Perez
Grandparents: Francis J. Lucid, Minnie Harvey Lucid
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Sandra Jane Hayden died as a teenager and was never married and had no children. Her mother divorced Russell Hayden married Robert Lerner with him she had two daughters Robin and Karen Lerner and a son named Joseph Clayton Lerner. Therefore Sandy had three siblings and no children.

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In 1940, in the year that Sandra Jane Hayden was born, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1950, when she was merely 10 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1953, by the time she was just 13 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1956, in the year of Sandra Jane Hayden's passing, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

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