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Martin Short joins 'How I Met Your Mother'

Martin Short joins 'How I Met Your Mother'

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Canadian-born comedian Martin Short has joined the cast of the U.S. sitcom "How I Met Your Mother?" a show representative confirmed.
Short's wife died of natural causes

Short's wife died of natural causes

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles County coroner's office says actor-comedian Martin Short's wife, Nancy Dolman, died of natural causes at the age of 58.
Martin Short's wife Nancy dead at 58

Martin Short's wife Nancy dead at 58

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Nancy Dolman, the Canadian-born wife of actor-comedian Martin Short, has died, Short's publicist said Monday. She was 58.
Lea Michele to star in 3D 'Oz' musical

Lea Michele to star in 3D 'Oz' musical

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- "Glee" star Lea Michele has signed on to play the title character in the upcoming 3D movie musical "Dorothy of Oz," E! News reported.
Martin Short joins Fox comedy pilot

Martin Short joins Fox comedy pilot

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Canadian actor Martin Short has reportedly joined the cast of the Fox comedy pilot "Tax Man."
Original 'Second City' cast reunites

Original 'Second City' cast reunites

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Martin Short said there was "joy" when the original cast members from "Second City Television" reunited in Chicago
Stars line up for holiday adoption special

Stars line up for holiday adoption special

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Melissa Etheridge, Tim McGraw, Gavin Rossdale and Jamie Foxx have agreed to perform during Faith Hill's upcoming U.S. holiday special, CBS said.
Short, Belushi sign up for animated 'Oz'

Short, Belushi sign up for animated 'Oz'

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Canadian entertainer Martin Short and U.S. actor Jim Belushi have accepted roles in the animated production of "Dorothy of Oz," Alpine Pictures Inc. announced.
Blues Bros. perform at Brillstein memorial

Blues Bros. perform at Brillstein memorial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd performed as the Blues Brothers at a Los Angeles memorial for famed Hollywood producer and talent manager Bernie Brillstein.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2008.
By United Press International

Stars turn out for Kennedy Honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Leon Fleisher, Diana Ross, Brian Wilson, Steve Martin and Martin Scorsese have been recognized at the 30th Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, March 26, 2007.
By United Press International

Philbin recovering from triple bypass

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin is on the mend after undergoing triple-bypass surgery in a New York hospital, Kelly Ripa, his "Live! With Regis and Kelly" co-host, said on-air.

Stars galore for 'Jeopardy' episode 5,000

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A bevy of stars will battle it out with their brains this fall when the venerable U.S. television series "Jeopardy" marks its 5,000th episode.

The physics of icicles is revealed

TUCSON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A team of U.S. scientists says it has figured out the physics of how drips of icy water can swell into the skinny spikes we call icicles.
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NYP98111206 -13 NOVEMBER 1998 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Comedian/actor Steve Martin (right) clowns with actor Martin Short at the opening night party , November 12, for the revival production of the Broadway musical "Little Me" at the Roundabout Theatre in New York which stars Faith Prince and Martin Short. iw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has also starred in many popular comedic films such as Three Amigos, Innerspace, Pure Luck, Jungle 2 Jungle, Mars Attacks!, Father of the Bride, and Father of the Bride Part 2.

Short, youngest of five children, was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the son of Olive (née Hayter), a violinist, and Charles Patrick Short, a corporate executive with Stelco, a Canadian steel company. He had three older brothers, David, Michael, and Brian, and one older sister, Nora. Short's father was a Roman Catholic refugee from Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Northern Ireland, who came to North America as a stowaway during the Irish War of Independence. Short's mother, who was the concertmaster of the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra, encouraged Martin's early creative endeavours. His eldest brother, David, was killed in a car accident in 1962, when Short was 12. His mother died of cancer when he was 17; and, two years later in 1969, his father died of complications from a stroke.

Short attended Westdale Secondary School and graduated in 1972 from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work.

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