June 20: Significant 20th Century Celebrity Birthdays

Actor Martin Landau would have been 90, and hit record producer Mickie Most, 80

 1928-Martin_Landau,_TCM_Classic_Film_Festival_2010 Martin Landau (1928-2017) was an American actor whose career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock‘s North by Northwest (1959). He played regular roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (for which he received several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award) and Space: 1999.

Landau received several award nominations and received an Academy Award for his performance in the supporting role of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994).

1938-Mickie_Most Mickie Most (1938-2003) was an English record producer, with a string of hit singles with acts such as the Animals, Herman’s Hermits, Lulu, Hot Chocolate, and the Jeff Beck Group, often issued on his own RAK Records label.

In the early 70s, Most hired the songwriting production team of Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, and RAK scored several British number 1 singles with Suzi Quatro and Mud.

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