LOS ANGELES (RADIO ALICE) — Oscar-winning actor, best known for his roles in the original television series “Mission: Impossible” and “Space: 1999,” Martin Landau has died.
In a statement, Landau’s publicist Dick Guttman said the died Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center.
In 1989, Landau gained notoriety when he was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his role in the Francis Ford Coppola’s Tucker: The Man and His Dream. Landau won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.
On “Mission: Impossible” Landau played the master of disguise, Rollin Hand. As an actor, Landau himself became a master where in 1995 won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood.
He is survived by his two children Susan and Juliet with ex-wife and Mission: Impossible co-star, Barbara Bain. They divorced in 1993.
Landau recently celebrated his 89th birthday.
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