Martin Landau Dead at 89: Oscar-Winning Actor in Ed Wood, Mission Impossible

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau has died at age 89 after a brief illness.

The versatile Hollywood star, who won an Academy Award in 1994 for the Time Burton-directed Ed Wood, came to fame as playing a villain in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and in the original Mission Impossible TV show on CBS.

Landau died at UCLA Medical Center on Saturday afternoon following “unexpected complications during a short hospitalization,” according to a statement from his family late Sunday.

“We are overcome with sadness to report the death of iconic actor Martin Landau,” statement said.

It added: “He had just celebrated his 89th birthday.”

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/movies/martin-landau-dead-at-89-oscar-winning-actor-in-ed-wood-mission-impossible/

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