Birth Name: Martin Landau
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born in Brooklyn, NY on June 20, 1931, Landau was raised by his father, Morris, a machinist in Manhattan's famed Garment District, and his mother, Selma, a homemaker. After graduating James Madison High School in 1946, Landau studied drawing at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, then began work at The New York Daily News as a cartoonist and editorial artist when he was just 17. For five years, Landau illustrated the column "Pitching Horseshoes" and assisted drawing Gus Edson's famed comic strip, "The Gumps." But when he was 22, Landau - who had only two stage productions to his name - suddenly announced that he was quitting the paper to pursue acting. In short order, he was among the thousand...
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