Oscar winner Martin Landau dies at age 89

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CALIFORNIA (NBC) -- Oscar winning actor, Martin Landau, died this weekend in California.

Landau is best known for his role in the 1960s hit tv show, "Mission Impossible."

Landau's publicist said the actor died Saturday of unexpected complications at UCLA Medical Center.

Playing the master of disguise on Mission Impossible was at the height of his acting career, but Landau played other roles including on Broadway and the big screen.

He won an Oscar in 1995 for best supporting actor, for his portrayal of the aging horror movie star, Bela Lugosi, in "Ed Wood."

Before launching his acting career, he worked as a New York Daily News cartoonist in his early 20s.

Martin Landau was 89.



 
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