Skip to comments.Martin Short's Wife, Nancy Dolman, Dies at 58
Posted on 08/24/2010 5:28:14 PM PDT by lowbridge
Martin Short's wife, Nancy Dolman, has died at the age of 58. The pair had been married for 30 years.
News of Dolman's passing sent Web searches soaring for her biography, photos, and cause of death. E! Online reports that Dolman had been battling cancer for three years. RadarOnline.com reports that "there will be no funeral service for the actor's wife per her own wishes."
Short and Dolman met while working together on a Canadian production of the musical "Godspell" in the 1970s. A blog dedicated to the musical's production hosts Dolman's original biography from the program.
According to The Toronto Star, that Canadian production had quite the cast. In addition to Short and Dolman, the cast included the late Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, and Victor Garber, most famous for his work on "Alias." And that's not all: The musical director was none other than Paul Shaffer of "Late Show With David Letterman" fame.
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You don’t see Hollywood marriages last that long very often.
Prayers for the family.
That’s terrible. I wish him well.
Well that sucks I like his work my she rest in peace
Reminds me of a little saying, joke if you will
First guy says, ‘My wife’s an angel!’
Second guy remarks, ‘You’re lucky, mine’s still alive.’
People who don’t want funerals are selfish. The funerals are for the living, not for the one already gone.
>>People who dont want funerals are selfish. <<
What if the family doesn’t want one either?
We had a mass said for my parents who told us not to waste our money on a viewing.
Prayers for Martin and his family.
I've had the opportunity four times to do a period funeral reenactment - early 19th century. My sermons (researched by my wife) began with words such as "Welcome friends, my business tonight is not so much with the dead as the living."
That being said I respect the lady's wishes and offer prayers for the family.
Martin Short is very annoying, well his usual shtick is annoying, yet I can tolerate Gilbert Gottfried... makes no sense.
Sad news. 58 is way too young.
To each his own.
Look at that beautiful smile: http://www.godspell.ca/nancy/index.htm
You're right. It makes no sense.
Martin Short is a genius compared to Gilbert Gottfried, and a lot less annoying, at least for me.
Unlike Gilbert Gottfried, Martin Short does more than one character.
The problem may be that comedy sketches tend to go on too long and wear out their welcome.
Prayers for the family.
my husband died 2 year ago. He specifically told us not to have a funeral, he did not want to be the center of attention even in death.
Having his ashes here in the computer room is more comfort to me than having him in the ground.
We are all different.
“To each his own.”
Right, so have a funeral - so those who want to say goodbye to you can do so. Those who don’t want to say goodbye can just stay home. You won’t mind. You’ll be dead in any case.
I’m just saying...
Always liked Martin Short, I saw him recently in the final season of “Damages” as the crooked lawyer and he was outstanding, really terrific actor. So sorry for him and his family, I remember his wife when she was a working actress.
By the way he and rest of the group that did SCTV were the funniest, better thab Saturday Night Live at times.
RIP. Condolences to Mr. Short.
Martin Short was great in Capt Ron
Sad for the family. A 30-year marriage among the show business community is to be honored.
Yes, Martin Short is annoying. However, in “Father of the Bride,” he was one of the funniest characters I have ever seen.
.....People who dont want funerals are selfish. The funerals are for the living, not for the one already gone.
What an insensitive remark. Who are you to decide what is best for any family making this decision?
“I saw him recently in the final season of Damages as the crooked lawyer and he was outstanding, really terrific actor.”
I’d like the see that, I’ve never seen him in anything other than comedy, but I could imagine him in an evil role like that.
I like Martin Short a lot, I really always related to that crazy character he did on Saturday night live.
Of course, you are right SCTV was one of the greatest TV shows ever.
I’m very sorry to hear about his wife dying. I’m glad they had a strong marriage that lasted all those years.
May she rest in peace.
Martin Short’s son attends The University of Notre Dame (as does my son), and the entire family is known as a decent bunch. I was sorry to hear of his wife’s death.
He’s done some funny skits ...the one on SNL with Synchronized Swimming was funny....Although I hate Law and Order I watched an episode with him on it and he was good.....
RE: “Martin Short was great in Capt Ron”
No kidding, Captain Ron is one of my all-time favorite silly comedies == always makes me laugh.
Very sad news about Short’s wife —
What are you, a funeral director?
That’s sad. Neither deserved this.
Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that. She was pretty young! I pray for God’s peace for Mr. Short and his family.
Wow. That's too bad. 58 is way too young.
My favorite Martin Short film is The 3 Amigos.
It’s really interesting that comic actors sometimes make the best dramatic actors.
Edmund Kean the 18th century actor said on his death bed something like this “Dying is easy, it’s comedy thats hard”.
I love it too Mary Kay place is kinda hot and swabby the little kid is real funny too
What a douche thing to say.
On Dennis Miller’s radio show today, he spoke for a few minutes of this woman’s passing. Dennis, in his sweet, heart on his sleeve way, gave a very heartfelt send off to his friend Nancy. He said he was awed by her strength as she suffered through her battle with cancer.
On the funeral vs. no funeral issue, IMO, the wishes of the deceased should be honored by the survivors. Honoring those wishes is the last thing the survivors can do for the deceased person.
Dying is easy, its comedy thats hard.
Yes, he was right, comedy IS hard.
“However, in ‘Father of the Bride,’ he was one of the funniest characters I have ever seen”
Our family LOVES that movie and his character in particular. Most Hollywood marriages are more like long dates, but this one had longevity and common sense, it seems. I read that she quit work to stay home with the kids. Very sad. God bless Martin Short and the family.
“What if the family doesnt want one either?
We had a mass said for my parents who told us not to waste our money on a viewing.”
Well, if no one wants one, that’s different. But I still think it’s cruel to deny that closure, it seems so necessary for acceptance of what’s happened.
I guess it’s a cultural thing. The mass and reception after were enough for everyone.
No need to spend huge money on the “Death business” of a funeral home (my dad with cancer said that)
Very old, but still funny. :)
How sad. :(
Captain Ron is in my top ten favorite movie list. I’m not a huge fan of Martin’s work but feel sad for his loss. 30 years is along time.
Rest in peace Nancy. My condolences to Martin Short and family.