Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

Martin Landau Dead

Martin Landau, the Oscar-winning actor who starred in television’s Mission: Impossible, North by Northwest, Ed Wood, and Crimes and Misdemeanors, died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 89. Over the course of his career, Landau, who served as the West Coast co-artistic director of the Actors Studio, was nominated for three Academy Awards, and Emmy-nominated five times. He was a cartoonist with the New York Daily News from 1948 to 1951, and then became an actor. Many of his leading roles were on television, and he received his first Oscar later in life, for his 1994 portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood. He is survived by daughters Susan Landau Finch, a writer, producer, and casting director, and Juliet Landau, an actress; a sister; and a granddaughter.

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