profile Hyland was married four times. His first wife was writer Adela Rogers St. John and they had a son, Richard St. John. His second wife was Lou Mathews Lansburgh, another Stanford graduate, and they had a son, Lanric. His third wife was actress Ann Staughton and they had a daughter, Patricia. His fourth wife was actress Rochelle Hudson. He died a beautiful death: in his sleep while playing at a pro-am golf tournament at Yosemite National Park, where he had been a Park Ranger in his youth. He entered the US Marine Corps as a Captain in WWII, serving as headquarters company commander in a Marine Air Wing. He retired from the reserves 20 public affairs years later as a bird colonel. He was a staunch, lifetime conservative Republican.