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Martin Landau

Actor

Born - 20 June 1928, New York City, USA
Died - 15 July 2017

Tall, lean, dark-haired American actor whose saturnine, almost sinister looks got him typed as villains in the early days of his acting career, after beginnings as a newspaper cartoonist. Later he and his then-wife, Barbara Bain (divorced 1993 after 36 years) appeared in the TV series Mission Impossible (which they left after a contract dispute) and Space 1999, before he experienced a career resurgence in late middle age, culminating in winning an Oscar for his portrayal of decaying horror legend Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood. He was on stage by 1951, films coming a bit later: North by Northwest (1959), The Gazebo (1959), Stagecoach to Dancer's Rock (1962), Cleopatra (1963), The Hallelujah Trail (1965), Nevada Smith (1966), They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! (1970), Black Gunn (1972), Shadows in an Empty Room (1976), Meteor (1979), Alone in the Dark (1982), Treasure Island (1985), Empire State (1987), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), The Color of Evening (1990), Firehead (1991), Sliver (1993), Ed Wood (1994), City Hall (1996), The X Files (1998), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Shiner (2000), The Majestic (2001), Hollywood Homicide (2003), The Aryan Couple (2004), Love Made Easy (2006), City of Ember (2008), Ivory (2010), Mysteria (2011), a voice in Frankenweenie (2012), Remember (2015), The Red Maple Leaf (2016), The Last Poker Game (2017) and Without Ward (2018), his last.