Oscar Winner Martin Landau Dies at 89

Oscar winner Martin Landau dies at 89

American film and television actor Martin Landau has died at the age of 89. According to Reuters, Landau died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday from unexpected complications during a short hospitalization for an undisclosed illness, publicist Dick Guttman said.

Landau, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in 1994’s Ed Wood, played regular roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (for which he received Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award) and Space: 1999. His career started in the 1950s, with early appearances like a role in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest in 1950.

Martin Landau received a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination for his role in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988). He received a second Oscar nomination for Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). Ed Wood also garnered him a Screen Actors Guild award and a Golden Globe award.

Landau appeared in Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, and in 2011, he lent his voice to an episode of the animated series The Simpsons.

You can view Landau’s extensive filmography by clicking here.

Landau is survived by his daughters Susie and Juliet from his marriage to Barbara Bain from 1957 to 1993, sons-in-law Roy and Deverill, his sister Elinor, granddaughter Aria, and godson Dylan.

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