‘Ed Wood’ star Martin Landau dies at 89

Martin Landau in a promotional video for Mission: Impossible coming to MeTV in 2014. The legendary actor died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at age 89. Screen shot: YouTube

July 16 (UPI) — “North by Northwest” and “Ed Wood“actor Martin Landau has died at the age of 89.

TMZ said the Golden Globe winner — who appeared in nearly 200 films and TV shows in his decades-long career — died Saturday at California’s UCLA Medical Center after a short hospitalization during which he suffered unexpected complications.

The former newspaper cartoonist famously turned down the role of Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” but found success in the films “Pork Chop Hill,” “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” “City Hall” and “Rounders,” as well as in the TV show, “Mission: Impossible,” The Hollywood Reporter noted.

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