In Memoriam: Martin Landau

Funk's House of Geekery

Today is a pretty exciting day for geek culture. We have a reveal of a new Doctor on Doctor Who and a new episode of Game of Thrones is out. First though we’re going to take the time to mark the passing of some great figures.

Recently we’ve been marathoning the original series of The Twilight Zone (reviews coming soon) and noticed a familiar face in the third of the 150+ episodes.

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Hey, that’s Martin Landau! Man, that guy’s been working in the business forever! Me and my big mouth.

Landau was born in Brooklyn in 1928 and got his first job in the media at 17 as an editorial cartoonist at the New York ‘Daily News’. Inspired by Charlie Chaplin he left this job to attend the Actors Studio with his close friend James Dean (you may have heard of him). Five years later Landau made his Broadway debut…

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