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    Actor Martin Landau dies at 89

    Actor Martin Landau, who starred in the 1960s television show “Mission Impossible” and won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in the movie “Ed Wood,” died Saturday in a Los Angeles hospital following “unexpected complications during a short hospitalization,” his publicist Dick Guttman said Sunday night.

     

    Landau died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following “unexpected complications during a short hospitalization,” Guttman said in a statement.

     
    Landau was 89.

     

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/16/entertainment/actor-martin-landau-dies/index.html?adkey=bn

     

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  • NV Wino (3662 posts)
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    1. R.I.P. Martin

    You’ve left us with a great body of work. Thank you.

    Resist-sm_zpswfchkz8t  
  • Jan Boehmermann (3584 posts)
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    2. This is the best Martin Landau scene ever! IMHO!

  • ElfinWilde (264 posts)
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    3. The world just lost another very fine actor. That tribute only just touched

    the surface of his career.

    Socrates: To be is to do.   Plato: To do is to be.   Sinatra: Do Be Do Be Do.
  • Babel 17 (2607 posts)
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    4. He was scary good in Crimes and Misdemeanors

    • Wood (999 posts)
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      8. yes! & that was unforgettable character

      and movie, imo

      "All things wrong will move on if you let them."  - Prem Rawat
  • cascadiance (2192 posts)
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    5. I wonder how his ex-wife Barbara Bain feels about today…

    Though I loved Mission Impossible and even was able to watch it in Turkey with Turkish subtitles all over it, I think I watched more and liked as a sci-fi geek him in Space 1999.  In both of these shows he co-starred many episodes with his wife Barbara Bain.

    Hoping Barbara is doing OK. Would hate to see something to happen to her in the coming days the way that Debbie Reynolds passed only a few days after her daughter Carrie Fischer died too.

    With all of those that passed from that show even many years back, it has me feeling pretty old today.  That and this show projecting a future that was supposed to happen 18 years ago, the age of many kids getting out of high school now, which was the age when it started as a television show for me in the day!  You subtract two from the day this was supposed to have happened in the opening here, and add it to the years, and you have September 11th!  And that unfortunately is what we remember today, with Scifi obsessed with dark apocalyptic futures now instead of hopeful times during big challenges like this show and Star Trek showed in those days.

    A tribute to that show needs updating today…

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  • Omaha Steve (1114 posts)
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    6. I met him on the set of "Lovely, Still (2008)"

    My extra part was cut, but made it into the extras on the DVD/Blu-Ray.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1150947/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_25

    I had lost this. Taken at least 2 cell phones ago. I found it on David Macklin’s site. He passed away this year too. Life long Hollywood liberal actor. Was at the party when Bobby was assassinated.

    http://David's IMDB info: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0533626/

    Things we talked about during the break

    Marta and I have 100’s of in person Hollywood star photos. We know to talk about good little remembered performances. I did my homework before going to the location in case I got close.

    I did by accident.

    With Ellen I said something about her own series and some classic TV. Then I half sang “the last time I felt like this, I was falling in love.” A huge smile from her and she talked about working with Alan Alda on “Same Time Next Year.”

    Martin had talked with several people. Most mentioned Mission Impossible, Ed Wood, The Majestic, and a few other well known roles.

    I told him how Marta has an 8×10 glossy from “Cleopatra” and his face lit up and he clearly enjoyed hearing about it

    I mentioned him as a gunfighter in the Twilight Zone episode Mr. Denton on Doomsday.

    Then I mentioned Marta’s love of “The Wild Wild West.

    Marta’s 80’s Twilight Zone pages: http://www.steveandmarta.com/ntz1.htm

    I finished out with his being in an 80’s episode of the twilight Zone and asked how he liked working with Alan Brennert? I got a wow how do you remember that. I mentioned Marta is on the credits for the 80’s TZ release and gets along well with Alan.

    There were 3-5 extras that didn’t get paid, but had a great moment or two with two wonderful stars.

    "P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.": Flowers for Algernon
  • Gryneos (1439 posts)
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    7. His Lugosi in "Ed Wood" is as good as Lugosi!

    Thanks for posting that tribute video, too. I’ve been trying to find both of the episodes of “The Outer Limits” he was in, but no such luck. YouTube has made sure there are no full episodes, and the first half of season-one on the Internet Archive’s collection are missing. That first half includes the episodes in which he stars (“The Man Who Was Never Born” and “The Bolero Shield”)

    Pass gently, Martin 

    "You! Cake or death?" "Uh, cake for me, too, please." "Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate. You! Cake or death?" "Uh, death, please. No, cake! Cake! Cake, sorry. Sorry..." "You said death first, uh-uh, death first!" "Well, I meant cake!" "Oh, all right. You're lucky I'm Church of England!" Eddie Izzard, Dress To Kill
    • Babel 17 (2607 posts)
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      9. Here's The Man Who Was Never Born

      • Gryneos (1439 posts)
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        10. Thanks!

        :hi:

        I’ll watch it some time today.

        "You! Cake or death?" "Uh, cake for me, too, please." "Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate. You! Cake or death?" "Uh, death, please. No, cake! Cake! Cake, sorry. Sorry..." "You said death first, uh-uh, death first!" "Well, I meant cake!" "Oh, all right. You're lucky I'm Church of England!" Eddie Izzard, Dress To Kill