Martin Landau, the renowned actor, who remained a permanent Hollywood fixture since fifties till his death is reportedly dead. He was 89 and cause of his death is being described as complications from unknown causes.
The actor who won an Oscar for his exceptional performance in Ed Wood will always be mentioned when the history of Hollywood will be written. He appeared in more than 200 films and television series.
TMZ, while breaking the news of his demise wrote, “We’re told Martin died at 1:30 PM PT Saturday at UCLA Medical Center after a short hospitalization where he suffered unexpected complications…Landau is one of the most enduring actors of our time. Among his credits are Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”, Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood” and “Cleopatra.”
Martin Landau married once, but his marriage to Barbara Bain ended in divorce after surviving for more than three and half decades. Landau has two daughters, Susan and Juliet, from his marriage to actress and former co-star Barbara Bain. They married on January 31, 1957 and divorced in 1993. The actor lived in West Hollywood, California and died at the age of 89 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California on July 15, 2017; he had been briefly hospitalized and, according to his representative, died of “unexpected complications”
His one and only wife, whom he divorced in 19993 was three years younger to him. She is also a well-known film and television actress. She is known for co-starring in the original Mission: Impossible television series in the 1960s as Cinnamon Carter.
The actress was born in Chicago in the year 1931. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Developing an interest in dance, she moved to New York City, where she studied alongside Martha Graham. She bagged her first acting role was in Paddy Chayevsky’s play Middle of the Night, which embarked on a national tour in October 1957. Accompanying Bain was fellow actor and new husband Martin Landau; the final leg of the tour brought the couple to Los Angeles, where they settled permanently. After moving, Bain established herself at the Actors Studio West, where she continued to teach classes and perform scene work.
Landau is survived by his two daughters, both of whom are into Hollywood. Susan Landau Finch is a film producer, writer, and director. She is also known as Susan Landau, Susan Landau Finch, and Susie Landau Finch. She is married to Roy Finch and runs an independent film company called Wildwell Films based in Los Angeles. She teaches acting to directors at Chapman University and is on the board of the Blank Theatre.
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Martin Landau's nuanced performances in countless classic films and shows is often what made them great. Rest in peace Marty, 1928-2017. pic.twitter.com/qhDzMjrYik
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Farewell, Martin Landau… pic.twitter.com/2HrqdS3qAb
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My thoughts are with Martin Landau and his family at this time… a great talent who always made every performance his own. pic.twitter.com/aHl7lwzVhv
— Mark Mahon (@MarkMahon) July 17, 2017
'It's better to live as your own man,
than as a fool in someone else's dream.'
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His younger daughter Juliet Landau is a bit more better known than the elder one. 52 year old Juliet Rose Landau is best known for her role as Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff show Angel, the latter appearance earning her a Saturn Award nomination. She is also known for co-starring as Loretta King in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood. Landau co-starred in Ed Wood as Loretta King and starred opposite Whoopi Goldberg in New Line Cinema’s Theodore Rex. She played the role of Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, appearing on Buffy and its spinoff show Angel over the course of six seasons.