Happy Birthday: Martin Short

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Martin Short.jpgMartin Short

Born: March 26, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Married to: Nancy Dolman (22 December 1980 – 21 August 2010) (her death) (3 children)

What’s great about being a character actor is you know that you can survive forever. It’s not about the gloss of your eyebrows . . One of my great influences was Don Knotts as Barney Fife.”

[asked why he remains in show business] Two words, sweetie: balloon mortgage. And the need to be loved.

[in 2000] I’m totally aware of how lucky I am. I have health, family, children. I do work that gives me total joy and allows me to make a living, and maybe, if I’m lucky enough, I’ll feel I’ve fulfilled a little bit of service to society because I brought other people some laughter.

[on his 2006 Broadway show “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me”] This is satire. I am a satirist…

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