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

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.

Landau starred on the hit CBS suspense drama “Mission: Impossible” as Rollin Hand, a versatile covert-operations agent, from its debut in 1966 until 1969. After the show’s third season he and Barbara Bain, his wife and co-star, left because of a contractual dispute. But the series had served its purpose. Because Landau’s character was a…

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