LOS ANGELES (AP) — A publicist for Martin Landau says the Oscar-winning actor and star of the “Mission: Impossible” TV series has died.
Dick Guttman said Landau died Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday.READ MORE: Minnesota Legislature Adjourns With Work Unfinished, But Unclear If Special Session Will Happen
Landau was the crafty master of disguise for the TV version of “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s “Ed Wood.”READ MORE: Man In His 30s Killed In North Minneapolis Shooting
Landau also gained some measure of fame among “Star Trek” fans for a role he didn’t play, pointy-eared starship Enterprise science officer, Mr. Spock.
“Star Trek” creator Gene Rodenberry had offered him the role, but Landau turned it down.MORE NEWS: Man, 19, Dies In Hospital Weeks After Being Assaulted, Robbed In Downtown Minneapolis
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