Martin Short's Wife, Nancy Dolman, Dies
The actor-comedian's wife of 30 years, and mother of their three children, was 58
Nancy Dolman, the wife of Father of the Bride star Martin Short, has died, a representative of the actor-comedian’s said Monday. Dolman, a former actress, was 58.
“Sadly, we can confirm that Martin Short’s wife did pass away,” said Camille Kuznetz, adding no further details about time, location or cause, CNN reports. “We do not have any other comment to make.”
Saturday morning, Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to an emergency call for medical help at the couple’s Pacific Palisades home, though no one was transported from the residence, said LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey.
The couple, married 30 years, had three children: Katherine, 26; Oliver, 24; and Henry, 21.
Dolman and Short, now 60, met during the 1972 Toronto production of the musical Godspell, in which she was Gilda Radner’s understudy. In 1981, Dolman appeared in a recurring role on the primetime TV series Soap, though she retired in 1985 to raise her family.
In 1984, Short, then about to debut on Saturday Night Live, told PEOPLE about his early family life, in which his oldest brother was killed in an auto accident when Martin was 12, and both his mother, a violinist, and his father, a steel executive, died before he was 21.
“It sounds like a tragic family, but it really isn’t,” he said. “My mother had cancer, and she had been ill and then in remission since I was 13. She was a remarkable person; both my parents were. So I never looked at it as if it was a tragedy – that I didn’t have them my whole life. 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.”