Oscar Winning Actor Martin Landau Passes Away At Age 89

martin landauCharacter actor, Martin Landau has died at the age of 89. Landau passed away at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following "unexpected complications during a short hospitalization," publicist Dick Guttman said in a statement.

Best known for his role in the 1960s series "Mission: Impossible," Landau's career started in the 1950s, with early film appearances in Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest ."

He was nominated for several Emmy Awards for "Mission: Impossible" and a Golden Globe Award for "Space: 1999." Other awards include a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, an Academy Award nomination for his role in "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" and a second for "Crimes and Misdemeanors."

His performance in "Ed Wood" earned him an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award.

He continued to perform in film and TV, and headed the Hollywood branch of the Actors Studio.

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