1960s Television show ‘Mission: Impossible’ actor Martin Landau died at the age of 89 on Saturday. His publicist Dick Guttman confirmed his death on Sunday night and said,
“We are overcome with sadness.”Martin Landau died at UCLA medical center in Los Angeles of “Unexpected complications during a short period of Hospitalization,” stated by his Publicist Guttman.
Martin Landau, the tall, intense, sometimes mischievously sinister actor, has died at 89. https://t.co/QpAGeUdAWz
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 17, 2017
He was born on June 28, 1928, Brooklyn and started out as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before joining the theater and becoming an actor. he said,
“I was being groomed to be the theatrical caricaturist. And I know if I got that job, I’d never quit. So I quit,”
“I knew I wanted to go into the theater… I wanted to act.”
Throughout the seven decades of his career in acting, he worked the Hollywood directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Tim Burton and Francis Ford Coppola.
Landau won Golden Globe Awards as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1988 film ‘Tucker: The Man.’
In the next year, he was again nominated for the Oscar Category for his character Philandering ophthalmologist Judah Rosenthal in Woody Allen’s movie ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).
Finally, in 1994, he won Oscar for Best supporting actor in Tim Burton’s biopic as the character ‘Ed Wood.’ He is best known for his role as a spy agent Rollin hand in the three season in TV’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ (1966-1969)