Breaking News: Actor Martin Landau dead at age 89

Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor and was star of the baddest series on television, Mission Impossible. RIP!

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A publicist for Martin Landau says the Oscar-winning actor and star of the “Mission: Impossible” TV series has died.

Dick Guttman said Landau died Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday.

Landau was the crafty master of disguise for the TV version of “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s “Ed Wood.”

Landau also gained some measure of fame among “Star Trek” fans for a role he didn’t play, pointy-eared starship Enterprise science officer, Mr. Spock.

“Star Trek” creator Gene Rodenberry had offered him the role, but Landau turned it down.

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8 Responses to Breaking News: Actor Martin Landau dead at age 89

  1. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    May you rest in peace, Martin Landau.

  2. Ametia says:

    RIP, Mr. Landau. Thank you for your contributions to great TV drama!

  3. CarolMaeWY says:

    He had such a great voice. I didn’t know that was Martin Landau’s voice until now. May he RIP.

  4. This tape will self-destruct in 5 seconds…

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