‘Mission Impossible’ star Martin Landau died at the age of 89. The talented actor achieved stardom with 1960s television show “Mission: Impossible”.
He even won an oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in the movie “Ed Wood.” After winning the Oscar in March 1995, Landau was overwhelmed, “My God! What a night. What a life. What a moment. What everything!”
He died an unfortunate death on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Publicist Dick Guttman said in a statement on Sunday that he died because of some unexpected complications during a short hospitalisation for an undisclosed illness.
He said funeral services will be private followed by a memorial service in August or September.
Born on June 28, 1928, in Brooklyn, Martin worked as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before he became a star. In his remarkable career of decades, he was nominated 3 times for Oscars, and delivered acclaimed performances in movies by top directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Tim Burton.
He was nominated for Emmys for his all 3 seasons on the show and won the Golden Globe for best male TV star in 1968.
Landau’s first big movie role was in Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest.” In 1968, Landau took the Golden Globe award as best male television star. Near the end of his career, he played Bob Ryan, an aging movie producer in the HBO series “Entourage.”
Martin married Bain in 1957 but got divorced in 1993. He co-starred with wife Bain in the 1970s sci-fi series “Space: 1999”.
In 2011, he gave his voice to an episode of famous animated series “The Simpsons.”