89-year-old actor Martin Landau, who starred in the television show of the 1960-ies "Mission impossible" and won the "Oscar" for having played Bela Lugosi in "ed wood", died on Saturday, said his publicist, dick Guttman.
Landau died in Los Angeles after "unexpected complications during hospitalization," said Gutmann in a statement. Landau was born 28 June 1928 in Brooklyn and worked as a cartoonist in the New York Daily News before becoming an actor, according to the database of the online movies. Landau's career spanned decades. In 1957, he participated in the play "Middle of the night" with Edward G. Robinson and ended up on the West coast, according to the database of the online movies.
To the public Landau was most known to the public because he played master of disguise Rollin Hand for a top secret team spy series in the 1960-ies of the "Mission impossible", which was also played by his then wife Barbara Bain.
He was nominated for an Emmy for each of three seasons on the show and won a Golden globe for best actor in 1968, said IMDb. Landau's career took off when he got a recurring role in the Comedy "Buffalo bill", which starred Dabney Coleman.
The first big role of Landau in "North by Northwest" by Alfred Hitchcock. He also played in "Cleopatra" and other films and has appeared on numerous television shows, including "The Twilight Zone".
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