Actor Martin Landau Dies at 89

By Staff  |  07/17/2017

Martin Landau

Legendary actor Martin Landau died over the weekend, after suffering "unexpected complications during a short hospitalization". He was 89 years old.

His publicist Dick Guttman confirmed reports on Sunday (July 17), saying the actor died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Born in Brooklyn in 1982, Landau worked as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before becoming an actor, according to the IMDB. Spanning over decades, his acting career found him appearing in 1960s TV series Mission: Impossible, The Twilight Zone, Get Smart, Columbo, and the 1980s film Tucker: The Man and His Dream, among others.

For his role on Mission: Impossible, Landau received a number of Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award.

Guttman said his funeral services will be private, but a memorial service is being planned for August or September.