Martin Landau Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Martin Landau Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2½ in
Weight 95 kg
Date of Birth June 20, 1928
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Died July 15, 2017

Martin Landau was an American actor, acting coach, producer, and editorial cartoonist whose acting career spanned over 2 decades. He also appeared in more than 100 shows and films put together. Besides that, Martin was also a notably known acting coach whose students included the likes of actor Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston.

Born Name

Martin James Landau

Nick Name

Marty

Martin Landau as seen in a picture taken while attending the _Night of 100 Stars_ for the 82nd Academy Awards viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA on March 7, 2010
Martin Landau as seen in a picture taken while attending the _Night of 100 Stars_ for the 82nd Academy Awards viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA on March 7, 2010 (Glenn Francis / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Age

Martin was born on June 20, 1928.

Died

Landau died on July 15, 2017, at the age of 89 in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States as a result of hypovolemic shock.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Martin attended James Madison High School. He was also an alumnus of Pratt Institute.

Landau also joined the Actors Studio in New York in 1955, where he trained under the watchful eye of Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, and Harold Clurman.

Occupation

Actor, Acting Coach, Producer, Editorial Cartoonist

Family

  • Father – Morris Landau (Mechanist)
  • Mother – Selma Buchman
  • Siblings – Constance Landau (Sister), Elinor Landau (Sister)

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm

Weight

95 kg or 209.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Landau’s named had been linked with –

  1. Barbara Bain (1957-1993) – They tied the knot with one another on January 31, 1957, but legally parted ways in 1993. They had two daughters named Susan Meredith Landau Finch (b. August 13, 1960) and Juliet Rose Landau (b. March 30, 1965).
  2. Gretchen Becker (1990-2017)
Martin Landau as seen in a picture with Barbara Bain and Steven Hill from the television series Mission_ Impossible on October 31, 1967
Martin Landau as seen in a picture with Barbara Bain and Steven Hill from the television series Mission_ Impossible on October 31, 1967 (CBS Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Gravelly voice
  • Tall and lean physique
  • As he grew older, he began to wear big glasses.
  • He spoke with a precisive Brooklyn accent.
Martin Landau as seen in a picture taken for the TV show Mission Impossible in 1968
Martin Landau as seen in a picture taken for the TV show Mission Impossible in 1968 (TV studio / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Brand Endorsements

In 2013, Martin appeared in a commercial for Mike’s Hard Lemonade.

Martin Landau as seen in a picture taken at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008
Martin Landau as seen in a picture taken at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 (Gordon Correll / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Martin Landau Facts

  1. After completing his studies, Martin joined the New York Daily News at the age of 17 as a staff cartoonist. He continued to work there for 5 years alongside cartoonist Gus Edson for the comic column of The Gumps.
  2. His father tried to rescue his relatives from the Nazis.
  3. He was 22 years old when he decided to devote full-time attention to his theatre performances and quit the New York Daily News.
  4. Martin and actor Steve McQueen were the only 2 of 500 candidates to be selected to join the Actors Studio in 1955. During his time there, he was selected to join Mark Rydell and Sydney Pollack as an executive director at the studio.
  5. Landau was signed to TalentWorks during his active acting years.
  6. He wrote the foreword for the “Tim Burton” biography.
  7. Martin had credited comic actor Charlie Chaplin to be his greatest influence.
  8. He and actor James Dean had become close friends with one another after they met at the Actors Studio.
  9. During his active career, he had won 3 Golden Globe Awards (1968, 1989, 1995) and an Oscar Award in 1995.
  10. Martin’s cause of death was a hypovolemic shock that was a result of internal bleeding and heart disease.

Featured Image By TV studio / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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