View Full Version : Martin Landau, film and TV icon, dead at 89

07-16-2017, 09:03 PM
Martin Landau, a celebrated actor with dozens of movie and TV credits to his name, including the "Mission: Impossible" television series, has died at age 89, Fox News has confirmed.

Landau died around 1:30 PT on Saturday following "unexpected complications" while he was hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center.

The prolific actor's most notable credits included the "Mission: Impossible" television series, Alfred Hitchcock's classic film "North by Northwest," and his role in "Ed Wood," for which he won an Oscar.

Landau got his start as a newspaper cartoonist at the New York Daily News, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 17 when he began at the news outlet, and quit five years later to pursue an acting career after turning down a promotion.

He was also "an admired acting teacher," to students like Jack Nicholson...

May He Rest In Peace.

07-16-2017, 10:43 PM
No relation so I'm probably not in the will, actually he's like 3rd cousin 15 times removed or something, still not in the will.

Remember watching him in Mission Impossible and Space 1999 when I was little and his later movies were quite good.

Rest In Peace, Martin.

07-18-2017, 10:28 AM
He was great in Ed Wood, and North By Northwest as well.

R.I.P., Mr. Landau.