Hollywood legeend had died in UCLA Medical Center. Prayers for the family.
Legendary actor, Martin Landau, has died at age 89. TMZ made the reports stating his death at 1:30 PM PT Saturday.
He is best known for starring in the 1960s television show “Mission: Impossible.” He also won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in the movie “Ed Wood.”
His publicist Dick Guttman confirmed the heartbreaking news on Sunday night. Apparently, Landau died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Guttman says his death was due to “unexpected complications during a short hospitalization.”
“To the general public, Landau was best known to the public for playing master of disguise Rollin Hand for a top-secret spy team in the 1960s series “Mission: Impossible,” in which his then-wife Barbara Bain also starred.”
During his time on Mission Impossible, he was nominated for several awards. Emmys for each of his three seasons on the show. And a Golden Globe for best male TV star in 1968.
He eventually left his role on Mission: Impossible over a salary dispute and had to start from the bottom. It wasn’t long after that when he landed NBC comedy “Buffalo Bill.” That’s when his career really started to take off in the acting business.
It seems as though Buffalo Bill was his real lead on his career. Not only did the fans love him, but producers would kill for him to be on there sets.
“He was nominated for three Academy Awards for best supporting actor. For playing Abe Karatz in Francis Coppola’s “Tucker” in 1988; the adulterous husband Judah Rosenthal in Woody Allen’s “Crimes and Misdemeanors” in 1989. And the aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood” in 1994. He won the Oscar for the “Ed Wood” role.”
In his later years he played Bob Ryan, an aging movie producer in the HBO series “Entourage.”
The character had a catch phrase that soon became a pop culture joke. It was something his character was forever remembered by.
“Would that be something you’d be interested in?”
Landau was such an inspiration and such a great man. Please keep his family in your prayers during this time of loss.
RIP. You will be missed.