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Actor Martin Landau Dead at 89

Landau starred in the 1960s television show "Mission: Impossible"

Oscar Award winning actor Martin Landau, Oscar Award winner actor has died at the age of 89.

Landau's publicist said he passed away Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center. 

His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 film "North by Northwest".

Martin Landau was the star of the "Mission: Impossible" TV series. He also won Best Supporting Actor in 1995 for the film "Ed Wood". 

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.

Landau had two daughters from his marriage to actress and former Barbara Bain.

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