Legendary actor Martin Landau is dead. He died on saturday Saturday at a Medical Center, after a short hospitalization where he suffered unexpected complications.
Landau is one of the most enduring actors of our time. Among his credits are Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”, Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood” and “Cleopatra.”
Landau had been a cartoonist before starting his acting career in the ’50s. He appeared in nearly 200 films and TV shows during his illustrious career and worked until his death. His big break came in 1966 when he was cast as Rollin Hand in the “Mission: Impossible” TV series alongside his then wife Barbra Bain. The role got him repeatedly nominated for Emmys and helped him nab the Best Male TV Star Golden Globe in 1968. May his soul rest in peace.