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Nancy Dolman


Canadian actress known on her behalf function in the sitcom Soap as Annie Selig Tate. She retired after fifteen years available to be always a full-time mother. She was stage celebrity who traveled using the Canadian Rock and roll Theatre creation of Jesus Christ Superstar to NEVADA and LA. She died on the early age of 58 after dealing with ovarian cancers. She acquired three children called Katherine Elizabeth, Oliver Patrick, and Henry. She was wedded to Martin Brief for thirty years until her loss of life.

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Full Name Nancy Dolman
Date Of Birth September 26, 1951
Died August 21, 2010, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Canada
Profession TV Actress
Education York Mills Collegiate Institute, University of Western Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Martin Short
Children Katherine Elizabeth Short, Oliver Patrick Short, Henry Short
Siblings Bob Dolman
Star Sign Libra

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1Adopted her 3rd child at age 37, a son Henry Hayter Short on August 4, 1989. Child's father is her now widowed husband, Martin Short.
2Adopted her 2nd child at age 34, a son Oliver Patrick Short on April 29, 1986. Child's father is her now widowed husband, Martin Short.
3Adopted her 1st child at age 32, a daughter Katherine Elizabeth Short on December 3, 1983. Child's father is her now widowed husband, Martin Short.
4Owned 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.
5Joined 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.
6Donated $2000 to John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign under her married name, Nancy J. Short.
7Retired from show business in 1985 to be a homemaker and full-time mother to her three children.
8Son 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.
9Daughter 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.
10Sister-in-law of Emmy-winning television writer Michael Short.
11Was parodied in her husband Martin Short's satirical one-man show, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which opened on Broadway on August 17th, 2006.
12Aunt to Bob Dolman's and Andrea Martin's two sons, Jack Dolman (born 1981) and Joe Dolman (born 1983).
13Played the violin and enjoyed skiing, cooking and playing tennis.
14Was 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.
15Studied philosophy at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
16Once owned an antique clothing store called Reflections of Ambrosine.
17Performed 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.
18Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
19Ex-sister-in-law of Andrea Martin through Andrea's marriage to Nancy's brother Bob Dolman.
20Sister of Bob Dolman.



Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas1985TV MovieSusan Oliver
SCTV Channel1984TV SeriesFlorissa
Family in Blue1982TV MovieJulie Malone
It's a Living1981TV SeriesSuzy
Soap1980-1981TV SeriesAnnie Selig
Landon Landon & Landon1980TV SeriesHolly Landon
Custard Pie1977TV SeriesMaggie Tucker



Friends of Gilda1993TV MovieHerself

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