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.

'Fame Becomes Me' comes up Short

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" is like many shows on New York's Broadway that satirize the theater, but this one falls flat, The New York Times said.

Tonys celebrate 60th year with 60 hosts

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Organizers of the 60th annual Tony Awards will employ 60 celebrity hosts for the 2006 telecast from New York's Radio City Music Hall.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 26, the 85th day of 2006 with 280 to follow. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
By United Press International

Martin Short no longer a one-man show

NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- Tony Award winner Martin Short is being joined in his upcoming Broadway show by Mary Birdsong of "Reno 911" and "Mad TV's" Nicole Parker.

Ann-Margret is on board for 'Santa 3'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Ann-Margret has joined Tim Allen for Walt Disney Pictures' "The Santa Clause 3."

Tom Green, Martin Short feuding

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Two Canadian comics are feuding over a joke one made about the other's struggle with testicular cancer.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 26, the 85th day of 2005 with 280 to follow. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
By United Press International

Feature: Comics line up for Vegas festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As comedians from around the country get ready for the third annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival, organizers say the new-talent portion of the program has opened d
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: Barbie sings

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- When Mattel Inc. decided to produce the first animated musical starring the classic doll Barbie, the company turned to one of the few female composer-songwriter
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Whoopi returns to Broadway 20 years later

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Whoopi Goldberg, who first gained fame 20 years ago for her self-titled, one-woman Broadway show, is returning in a revival of the comedy.

Lorne Michaels will receive Twain prize

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced that "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels will receive the seventh annual Mark Twain Pr
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Martin Short
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

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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