Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Accordingly, the ruthless dead did kill the Oscar winning actor, Martin Landau, but could not kill his name and fame. Though late Martin is not with us, he will always remain in our heart.
The marvelous actor, who raised to fame by playing a homosexual henchman in 1959 classic North by Northwest of Alfred Hitchcock, died Saturday of due unexpected complications. Martin's publicist confirmed he died after a brief stay at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Late Martin was an American film and television actor born on June 20, 1928, Brooklyn, New York. He started his career as a cartoonist when he was 17 years old.
In Martin's seven-decade acting career, he worked with Hollywood greats directors, actors, and producers. He earned two Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Francis Ford Coppola's 1988 film Tucker: The Man and His Dream in 1988. And portraying philandering ophthalmologist in Woody Allen's Crimes And Misdemeanors in the following year.
Youtube: Martin as Ed Wood;
Above all, his most noticeable work was in Tim Burton's biopic, Ed Wood as the haunting Bela Lugosi in 1994, which finally scored him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Besides, Martin is best known as spy agent Rollin Hand in TV's three seasons of Mission: Impossible.
Today Such a remarkable person is not among us. REST IN PEACE Martin Landau.