Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928 and died on July 15, 2017.
He was an American actor and acting coach.
Landau’s career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (1959).
Landau played regular roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (for which he received several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award) and Space: 1999.
He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, as well as his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988); he received his second Oscar nomination for his appearance in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).
Landau performance in the supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994) earned him an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Landau continued to perform in film and television, and headed the Hollywood branch of the Actors Studio until his death in 2017.
Martin Landau passed away at 89 years old.