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Martin Short (1) (1943–2020)

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Martin Hayter Short was born on March 26, 1950 in Canada. He is most known for his comedy, especially on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has also been in many films including: Three Amigos, Innerspace, Father of the Bride, Pure Luck, Father of the Bride Part II, Mars Attacks!, and vis mere Jungle 2 Jungle. Short graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Social Work. He hoped for a career in social work but became interested in acting when he was cast in a Toronto production of Godspell. Also in the cast were Gilda Radner and Dave Thomas. Soon thereafter, he was cast in several T.V. shows and plays. He starred in the U.S. sitcom The Associates. Short started to pursue comedy and joined the improvisation group The Second City in Alberta in 1977. The group produced a show for T.V. called Second City Television or SCTV, which ran for many years in Canada and then the U.S. He then joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for the 1984-1985 season. His many characters helped revive the show. There were three television shows called The Martin Short Show, including a sitcom, The Martin Short Show, The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show, and a talk show called The Martin Short Show. He has earned several awards throughout his career including a Nelly Award for Outstanding Writing, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical - Little Me. Short's title, I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend, co-written with David Kemp became a New York Times bestseller in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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A partisan assault on English Freemasonry that starts from a position of hostiliy and seeks to demonstrate that a few unethical Masons are representative of the whole organisation. Belligerent Freemasons only served to reinforce Short's poor opinion of the Craft but the heart of his argument is that if some members of an organisation behave inappropriately, the entire organization and its membership are malign. Short's own publishers serve him ill by misrepresenting the contents of the book on the dustjacket to sensationalise the work: the back cover starts "Inside The Brotherhood reveals the true facts behind allegations regarding Freemasonry's involvement in the death of Stephen Knight" while inside Short states that "an aggressive brain tumour had destroyed [King] in one excruciating year".… (mere)
TheoClarke | Nov 23, 2009 |

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