Born: Nov 20, 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
1931 - Born on June 20th in Brooklyn, New York. Martin Landau, the Oscar-winning character actor.
1948 - At the age of 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also worked for cartoonist Gus Edson on "The Gumps" comic strip.
1951 - Landau's major ambition was to act and he made his stage debut in "Detective Story" at the Peaks Island Playhouse in Peaks Island, Maine. He made his off-Broadway debut that year in "First Love".
1957 - He made a well-received Broadway debut in the play "Middle of the Night".
- Married to Barbara Bain on January 31st.
1963 - Landau played memorable roles on two episodes of the science-fiction anthology series "The Outer Limits", "The Bellero Shield" and "The Man Who Was Never Born".
1968 - He won the Golden Globe award as Best Male TV Star and for his Mission: Impossible.
1973 - He appeared in the series pilot for NBC for a program entitled "Savage". The pilot was directed by the young Steven Spielberg.
1989 - Received his Golden Globe for for Tucker: The Man and His Dream.
1992 - Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival.
2001 - Martin Landau was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
2002-2004 - He received his fourth Emmy nomination as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for "Without a Trace".
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