Mission: Impossible actor dies
CHARACTER 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 on Saturday, aged 89, his publicist said. He died in hospital in Los Angeles after “unexpected complications during a short hospitalisation”. Landau worked as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before becoming an actor. He was best known for playing master of disguise Rollin Hand for a top-secret spy team in the 1960s series Mission: Impossible. His wife Barbara Bain also starred in the series.