Martin Landau, waving, in 2012

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Mr Landau died after “sudden issues” from a hospital go to

The actor Martin Landau, finest identified for roles within the TV sequence Mission: Unimaginable and 1960s blockbusters like Cleopatra, has died, aged 89.

His publicist Dick Guttman confirmed the loss of life, saying: “We’re overcome with unhappiness.”

Mr Landau received a Greatest Supporting Actor Oscar in 1995 for portraying the horror film star Bela Lugosi in Ed Wooden.

He died on Saturday in Los Angeles of “sudden issues” following a hospital go to.

Mr Landau was born in New York and began out as a cartoonist for the New York Every day Information earlier than shifting to theatre after which cinema appearing.

He featured within the Alfred Hitchcock movie North by North-West and performed a commander in House-1999 and Geppetto in a live-action model of The Adventures of Pinocchio.

However he turned down the function of Mr Spock in Star Trek, a job that went to his pal Leonard Nimoy as a substitute.

And Mr Nimoy later changed Mr Landau on Mission: Unimaginable when the latter left following a dispute over pay.