Martin Landau, film and TV icon, dead at 89
Published July 16, 2017 Fox News
Distinguished actor Martin Landau, a celebrated actor with dozens of movie and TV credits to his name, including the “Mission: Impossible” television series, has died at age 89, Fox News has confirmed.
Landau died around 1:30 PT on Saturday following “unexpected complications” while he was hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center.
The prolific actor’s most notable credits include the “Mission: Impossible” television series, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film “North by Northwest,” and his role in “Ed Wood,” for which he won an Oscar.
Landau got his start as a newspaper cartoonist at the New York Daily News, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was also “an admired acting teacher,” to students like Jack Nicholson.
The beloved actor got his start on-screen in the 1950s. TMZ reported he appeared in almost 200 films and television shows and “worked until his death.”
Landau, who was born in Brooklyn, is survived by two daughters.