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Martin Landau, actor who won an Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ dies at 89

By in Press Enterprise on July 17, 2017

By The New York Times

By ANITA GATES

Martin Landau, the tall, intense, sometimes mischievously sinister actor best known for his role in the television series “Mission: Impossible” and his Oscar-winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the film “Ed Wood,” died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 89.

His death was confirmed by his publicist.

  • FILE – In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Martin Landau arrives at the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Landau died Saturday, July 15, 2017, of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center, his publicist Dick Guttman said. He was 89. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File) ORG XMIT: NYHK704

  • In this Nov. 2, 2009, file photo, Martin Landau, left, and Eva Marie Saint, who were fellow cast members in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 film “North by Northwest,” pose together at the premiere of the film “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” at AFI Fest 2009 in Los Angeles. Landau died Saturday, July 15, 2017, of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center, his publicist Dick Guttman said. He was 89. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

    In this Nov. 2, 2009, file photo, Martin Landau, left, and Eva Marie Saint, who were fellow cast members in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 film “North by Northwest,” pose together at the premiere of the film “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” at AFI Fest 2009 in Los Angeles. Landau died Saturday, July 15, 2017, of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center, his publicist Dick Guttman said. He was 89. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

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