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Nancy Dolman Wife To Martin Short Dead at 58

Posted by on August 24, 2010 at 6:13 PM EST

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Nancy Dolman Wife To Martin Short Dead at 58

Nancy Dolman wife of 30 years to actor comedian Martin Short‘s  (age 58) passed away Saturday night after losing her ongoing battle with cancer.

A 911 call placed from Short’s house where Nancy Dolman had been receiving in home care for her illness signaled the end in her more than three year long battle with cancer. Fire crews and paramedics responded to the call, but nobody was transferred from the home.

The Los Angeles County Coroner Chief Craig Harvey released a statement saying, “ Nancy Dolman was under the care of a private physician for a natural disease. There will be no coroner involvement.”

Martin Short met Nancy Dolman during the 1972 Toronto production of the musical Godspell, in which she was Gilda Radner’s understudy. Dolman went on to roles in several TV shows including a recurring part in the prime-time drama Soap. She retired from acting in 1985 raise her family.

Shorts life, while often hilarious on the screen, has been dotted with tragedy. His oldest brother died in a car accident when he was 12. His mother got cancer that went into remission when he was 13, but then claimed her life just seven years later. His father died before he was 21 years old. Of these early losses Short says, “It sounds like a tragic family, but it really isn’t. . .You learn some sense of priorities. Our whole family took the attitude that if you have wonderful moments, don’t second-guess them, just enjoy them. ”

Short and his wife have three children: Katherine, 26, Oliver, 24 and Henry, 21.



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