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David Landau

David Landau

David Landau (born David H. Magee, March 9, 1879 – September 20, 1935) was an American stage and film actor who appeared in 33 films from 1931 to 1935. He appeared on Broadway in 12 plays from 1919 to 1929.Magee was born in Philadelphia, the son of Robert Magee, who emigrated from County Londonderry, Ireland and listed his occupation as gardener on the 1880 census. His mother, Maryann, was Pennsylvania-born of Irish and English descent. David Magee studied law at the University of Pennsylvania. To improve his diction, he took a class in dramatics. He eventually abandoned his law studies and appeared in his first film in 1931. In 1934, Magee suffered a stroke from which he never recovered. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.