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Martin Short's Wife, Nancy Dolman, Dies at 58
http://omg.yahoo.com ^ | August 24, 2010

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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KEYWORDS: dolman; martinshort; snl

1 posted on 08/24/2010 5:28:17 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

You don’t see Hollywood marriages last that long very often.

Prayers for the family.


2 posted on 08/24/2010 5:29:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: lowbridge

That’s terrible. I wish him well.


3 posted on 08/24/2010 5:30:08 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: lowbridge

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.’


4 posted on 08/24/2010 5:30:17 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: lowbridge

People who don’t want funerals are selfish. The funerals are for the living, not for the one already gone.


5 posted on 08/24/2010 5:32:15 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick

>>People who don’t 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.


6 posted on 08/24/2010 5:36:53 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: smalltownslick
People who don’t want funerals are selfish. The funerals are for the living, not for the one already gone.

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.

7 posted on 08/24/2010 5:37:02 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: lowbridge
Very Sad.

Martin Short is very annoying, well his usual shtick is annoying, yet I can tolerate Gilbert Gottfried... makes no sense.

8 posted on 08/24/2010 5:37:24 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: lowbridge

Sad news. 58 is way too young.


9 posted on 08/24/2010 5:39:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: smalltownslick
I plan on doing the exact same thing. I don't think it's got anything to do with being selfish. I loathe funerals.

To each his own.

10 posted on 08/24/2010 5:44:56 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: lowbridge

Look at that beautiful smile: http://www.godspell.ca/nancy/index.htm


11 posted on 08/24/2010 5:44:56 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: BallyBill
Martin Short is very annoying, well his usual shtick is annoying, yet I can tolerate Gilbert Gottfried... makes no sense.

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.

12 posted on 08/24/2010 5:46:54 PM PDT by x
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To: lowbridge

Prayers for the family.


13 posted on 08/24/2010 5:47:05 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: smalltownslick

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.

Blessings, etabeta


14 posted on 08/24/2010 5:47:07 PM PDT by etabeta
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To: spectre

You wrote:

“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...


15 posted on 08/24/2010 5:47:09 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: lowbridge

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.


16 posted on 08/24/2010 5:47:52 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: lowbridge

RIP. Condolences to Mr. Short.


17 posted on 08/24/2010 5:49:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: x

Martin Short was great in Capt Ron


18 posted on 08/24/2010 5:51:15 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: BallyBill

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.


19 posted on 08/24/2010 5:52:20 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: smalltownslick

.....People who don’t 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?


20 posted on 08/24/2010 6:03:31 PM PDT by pugmama
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To: Captain Peter Blood

“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.


21 posted on 08/24/2010 6:10:50 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: lowbridge

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.


22 posted on 08/24/2010 6:11:55 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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To: BallyBill

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.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5mcONtwdwo


23 posted on 08/24/2010 6:14:52 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: smalltownslick
Well, remember, when people know before hand they are going to die and how much longer they may have, well many times they are able to say all their good byes and I love you’s before hand and all “their business of dying” is done sort of before hand and there is no need for a orchestrated, ceremonial type thing. Maybe just the living can gather for something at the point of death to be together but no need for the funeral parlor and all the other things that can seem forced and not authentic.
24 posted on 08/24/2010 6:20:57 PM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: al baby

RE: “Martin Short was great in Capt Ron”

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No kidding, Captain Ron is one of my all-time favorite silly comedies == always makes me laugh.

Very sad news about Short’s wife —


25 posted on 08/24/2010 6:23:02 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: smalltownslick
People who don’t want funerals are selfish. The funerals are for the living, not for the one already gone.

What are you, a funeral director?

26 posted on 08/24/2010 6:24:18 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: lowbridge

That’s sad. Neither deserved this.


27 posted on 08/24/2010 6:29:26 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (A blind clock finds a nut at least twice a day.)
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To: lowbridge

Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that. She was pretty young! I pray for God’s peace for Mr. Short and his family.


28 posted on 08/24/2010 6:30:26 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: lowbridge

Wow. That's too bad. 58 is way too young.

My favorite Martin Short film is The 3 Amigos.

29 posted on 08/24/2010 6:31:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Thanks JimRob! The flags are back! - 8/17/2010.)
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To: smokingfrog
My favorite:


30 posted on 08/24/2010 6:34:14 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: jocon307

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”.


31 posted on 08/24/2010 6:42:15 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: CaliforniaCon

I love it too Mary Kay place is kinda hot and swabby the little kid is real funny too


32 posted on 08/24/2010 6:43:28 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: smalltownslick

What a douche thing to say.


33 posted on 08/24/2010 6:53:20 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: lowbridge

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.


34 posted on 08/24/2010 7:27:39 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( I am woman, hear me roar. NOVEMBER! FREEDOM! LIBERTY!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

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.


35 posted on 08/24/2010 7:29:56 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( I am woman, hear me roar. NOVEMBER! FREEDOM! LIBERTY!)
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To: vladimir998
:)
36 posted on 08/24/2010 7:39:39 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

“Dying is easy, it’s comedy thats hard”.

Yes, he was right, comedy IS hard.


37 posted on 08/24/2010 8:41:30 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: lowbridge
So sad about your tragic loss Little Ned, my sympathies are with you.


38 posted on 08/24/2010 8:42:26 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Jedidah

“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.


39 posted on 08/24/2010 8:43:28 PM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: netmilsmom

“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.”

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.


40 posted on 08/25/2010 5:53:53 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick

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)


41 posted on 08/25/2010 6:06:15 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: al baby

Inappropriate, IMO.


42 posted on 08/25/2010 6:09:54 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: al baby

LOL

Very old, but still funny. :)


43 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:49 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: lowbridge

How sad. :(


44 posted on 08/25/2010 9:12:26 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: x

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.


45 posted on 08/25/2010 3:28:27 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: lowbridge

Rest in peace Nancy. My condolences to Martin Short and family.

46 posted on 08/25/2010 3:35:29 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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