Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

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Martin Landau's publicist confirmed Sunday that the Oscar-winning actor died following a short hospitalization. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, who made hundreds of film and TV appearances over an illustrious 60-year career, has died at age 89, his publicist confirmed Sunday.

Landau won an Academy Award for his supporting role as Bela Lugosi in the 1994 Tim Burton film "Ed Wood."

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But by that time he already had a deep resume in Hollywood, including appearances in such classics as "North by Northwest," "Cleopatra" and his Oscar-nominated role in "Tucker."

Before his death, he was the oldest living Academy-Award winner for the supporting actor category.

Landau died Saturday afternoon at UCLA Medical Center after a short hospitalization, his publicist said.

He had been working on a still-untitled memoir and a documentary is already underway about his life entitled "An Actor's Actor: The Life of Martin Landau."

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