Martin Short as Leonard Winstone on FX's "Damages." Short joined the cast of the award winning show in its third season, garnering an Emmy nod in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.
On Aug. 23, just days before the Emmy Awards, Nancy Dolman, Short's wife of 30 years died. She was 58.
Martin Short attempts to steal the spotlight on the red carpet with help from Glenn Close while standing with actors Ted Danson, Tom Noonan, Rose Byrne and executive producer Todd Kessler at the attend the Season 3 premiere of the TV drama "Damages" on Jan. 19, 2010, in New York.
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Steve Martin teases actor Martin Short on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center on Oct. 23, 2005, in Washington, D.C., where Martin was being honored. Martin and Short have appeared together in the films "Three Amigos," "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride Part II."
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Actor Martin Short arrives to the New York premiere of the film "Where the Wild Things Are" on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.
Actors Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short attend the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Annual Gala Tribute to honor Keaton at Avery Fisher Hall on April 9, 2007, in New York. The trio have appeared together in the "Father of the Bride" and its sequel.
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Actor Martin Short attends the after party for the opening night of "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" at Tavern on the Green on Aug. 17, 2006, in New York.
Martin Short and Marc Shaiman perform on the opening night of "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Aug. 17, 2006, in New York. The show ran until Jan. 7, 2007. In 1999, Short won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the leading role in "Little Me."
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Actor Martin Short poses with a caricature of himself at Sardi's restaurant in New York's theater district. Born in Canada, Short has two stars on Canada's Walk of Fame.
From left, Katherine, Henry, Nancy, Martin and Oliver Short attend the after party for the opening night of "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" at Tavern on the Green on Aug. 17, 2006, in New York. Martin Short met his wife, Nancy, when both were appearing in the 1972 Toronto production of "Godspell." Nancy died on Aug. 23, 2010, at age 58.
Martin Short, as Jiminy Glick, guest hosts "Larry King Live" on April 20, 2005. Glick took over the interviewing duties while promoting his film,"Jiminy Glick in Lalawood." Glick began as a recurring character on "The Martin Short Show" and was spun off into his own series, "Primetime Glick," which ran for three seasons.
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Martin Short honed his comedy skills as a cast member on the sketch shows "SCTV" and "Saturday Night Live." Some of his best-known characters include nerdy "Wheel of Fortune" fan Ed Grimley and talk show host Jimimy Glick. Both of those characters have been spun off into their own TV shows.
Actors Jason Alexander, left, and Martin Short take a curtain call on opening night of Mel Brooks' stage version of "The Producers," at the Pantages Theatre May 29, 2003, in Los Angeles. According Playbill.com, Brooks had first offered the role of Leo Bloom on Broadway to Short, who declined. Matthew Broderick played the part opposite Nathan Lane.
Actors Kristin Chenoweth and Martin Short perform onstage at the "Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit For Autism Education" at the Beacon Theatre Oct. 15, 2006, in New York.
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Tim Allen as Santa, aka Scott Calvin, and Martin Short as Jack Frost in scene from movie "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause." The actors also appeared together in the film "Jungle 2 Jungle."