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Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, USA  (ovarian cancer)
Birth NameNancy Jane Dolman

Mini Bio (1)

Nancy Dolman was born on September 26, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Nancy Jane Dolman. She was an actress, known for Soap (1977), It's a Living (1980) and Landon Landon & Landon (1980). She was married to Martin Short. She died on August 21, 2010 in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Martin Short (22 December 1980 - 21 August 2010) ( her death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (20)

Sister of Bob Dolman.
Ex-sister-in-law of Andrea Martin through Andrea's marriage to Nancy's brother Bob Dolman.
Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Performed in the Canadian Rock Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar in the early 1970s, which travelled to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and recorded an album with the group at MGM while they were in L.A.
Once owned an antique clothing store called Reflections of Ambrosine.
Studied philosophy at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
Was the understudy for Gilda Radner in the legendary 1972 production of Godspell in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was during this production that she met her husband, Martin Short, who was in the cast. Short dated Radner first, and he and Dolman didn't begin dating until 1974.
Played the violin and enjoyed skiing, cooking and playing tennis.
Aunt to Bob Dolman's and Andrea Martin's two sons, Jack Dolman (born 1981) and Joe Dolman (born 1983).
Was parodied in her husband Martin Short's satirical one-man show, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which opened on Broadway on August 17th, 2006.
Sister-in-law of Emmy-winning television writer Michael Short.
Daughter Katherine Elizabeth Short attended New York University. She was chosen in 2003 to serve as Queen Shenandoah LXXVI for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia. Katherine is a social worker.
Son Oliver Patrick Short attended The University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business for marketing and film, television and theatre. Oliver is an aspiring director/producer. Son Henry Short also attended The University of Notre Dame.
Retired from show business in 1985 to be a homemaker and full-time mother to her three children.
Donated $2000 to John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign under her married name, Nancy J. Short.
Joined the cast of Soap (1977) shortly after an original cast member, Diana Canova, left to star in her own ill-fated sitcom, I'm a Big Girl Now (1980). This sitcom also starred Dolman's newlywed husband, Martin Short. I'm a Big Girl Now (1980) was an instant flop and ratings declined for Soap (1977), causing both shows to be canceled that season.
Owned a luxury vacation home in the affluent Ontario area of Muskoka, along with friends Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, and Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.
Adopted her 1st child at age 32, a daughter named Katherine Elizabeth Short, who was born on December 3, 1983. Child's father is her now widowed husband, Martin Short.
Adopted her 2nd child at age 34, a son named Oliver Patrick Short, who was born on April 29, 1986. Child's father is her now widowed husband, Martin Short.
Adopted her 3rd child at age 37, a son named Henry Hayter Short, who was born on on August 4, 1989. Child's father is her now widowed husband, Martin Short.

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