Martin Landau Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Sep, 2018
Facts of Martin Landau
Date of Birth: 1928 , June-20
Age: 90 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Martin Landau
Father Morris Landau
Mother Selma Landau
Nationality Ameriacan
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $10 million
Eye Color Blue
Weight in KG 84 kg
Married Yes
Married to Barbara Bain (m. 1957)
Children Juliet Landau, Susan Landau Finch
Divorce Barbara Bain (m. 1993)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movies Space: 1999
TV Show Mission: Impossible
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Martin Landau was a well-known television actor and film personality who had been nominated for several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. 

Landau died at the age of 89 on July 15, 2017, at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, Los Angeles, California; he had been briefly hospitalized.

Early Life And Education Of Martin Landau

He was born on the 20th of June, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Selma and Morris Landau. He belonged to a Jewish family and did his schooling from the James Madison High School.

He attended, also the Pratt Institute after which he started work as a cartoonist at the age of 17 for the Daily News. He also assisted the cartoonist Gus Edson for the strip The Gumps. He quit the job at the age of 22 and continued his passion for acting.

After attending the Actors studio to learn acting, he made his Broadway debut for the Middle of the Night. His first major film role came about in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. For the television, he played the role of Rollin Hand for the television series Mission next. The science fiction series Space: 1999 also portrayed him.

Martin Landau's Career

In the late 1980’s he played the role of Tucker: The Man and His Dream which was critically acclaimed by critics. He won an Academy Award for his performance in the movie. Crimes and Misdemeanors also won him a nomination followed by a win for the 1994 movie Ed Wood. This role earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe as well as a Saturn Award.

He appeared next on Without a Trace and was nominated for the Emmy for his role as the lead character, Jack Malone. His role in Entourage won him a second nomination. He also appeared in Have a Little Faith and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This versatile personality is also an acting coach.

Martin Landau's Personal Life

Martin is a divorced man and hasn’t been married since his divorce. He and co-star and famous actress Barbara Bain married on January 31, 1957. He has two daughters Susan and Juliet from his marriage to the chain.

The couple, however, could not keep up their marriage and got divorced in 1993. As of now, he lives in West Hollywood, California and it is not known whether he has had affairs with other people since his divorce.

Martin Landau's Net Worth And Salary

Martin's net worth was $10 million in 2016, which can all be attributed to his famous acting roles and productions. He earned a huge amount of salary from his career.

His acting career has been blissful with him having won several Emmy nominations, two Academy wins, Golden Globe as well as the Screen Guild Awards for several of his roles in famous films and television series of his era.

A versatile personality, his fans around the world are many, who search for his information on various biography sites like Wiki. He can also be found on social networking sites.

 

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