Martin Short is a Actor, Writer and Producer Canadien born on 26 march 1950 at Hamilton (Canada)
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Birth name Martin Hayter ShortNationality CanadaBirth 26 march 1950
(73 years) at Hamilton (Canada
Primetime Emmy Award
Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has starred in comedy films, such as Three Amigos (1986), Innerspace (1987), Three Fugitives (1989), Father of the Bride (1991), Pure Luck (1991), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996) and Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), and created the characters Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley. He also won a Tony Award for Leading Actor in a Musical for the 1999 Broadway revival of Little Me.
Short dated Gilda Radner in the 1970s.
Short met Canadian comic actress Nancy Dolman in 1972 during the run of Godspell. The couple married in 1980. Dolman retired from show business in 1985 to be a stay-at-home mom and raise her family. Nancy Short died on August 21, 2010, from ovarian cancer. Short and Dolman adopted three children: Katherine (b. 1983), Oliver (b. 1986), and Henry (b. 1989).
Short and his family make their home in Pacific Palisades, California. He also has a home on Lake Rosseau in Ontario. He is a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Short has two stars on Canada's Walk of Fame. His brother, Michael is a comedy writer and twice winner of the Emmy Award for comedy sketch writing.
Dolman's brother, screenwriter/director Bob Dolman, (who served as a part of SCTV's Emmy-winning writing team alongside Short), married their close friend and colleague Andrea Martin, also in 1980. Dolman and Short are aunt and uncle to the couple's two sons, Jack and Joe. Bob Dolman and Martin have since divorced. Short is a first cousin of Clare Short, a former member of the British Parliament and former British cabinet minister.
Short appeared in a 2001 episode on the Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire hosted by Regis Philbin, winning $US32,000 for his charity, Loyola High School.
Short has actively campaigned for the Women's Research Cancer Fund, and he accepted a "Courage Award" on behalf of his late wife, who died from the disease in 2010, at a 2011 gala by the group.