Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

Martin LandauOscar-winning actor Martin Landau, 89, died at UCLA Medical Center on Saturday, July 15.

His reps confirmed the news on Sunday with a statement: “We are overcome with sadness to report the death of iconic actor Martin Landau. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday.”

Landau was taken to hospital last week, and died of unexpected complications several days later. He was best known for portraying horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s Ed Wood, which earned him an Academy Award.

He is also recognized for his work in the 1959 classic film North by Northwest and for his role in the 1960s TV series Mission: Impossible.

Most recently, Landau starred in Remember, alongside Christopher Plummer. Click here to watch our interview with the late actor.

Landau is survived by his ex-wife, Barbara Bain and their daughters Susie Landau Finch and Juliet Landau. ~Marriska Fernandes

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  1. CDubya • July 17, 2017 @ 12:05 PM

    Another Icon gone. Great actor, makes me want to search his old flicks and have a movie marathon. RIP

  2. James • July 17, 2017 @ 11:41 PM

    First saw him on tv in “Space:1999” when I was a kid. Discovered the other stuff he did later on. Makes me feel old seeing the people I grew up watching are no longer here.

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