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Martin Short (2) (1950–)

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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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The Prince of Egypt [1998 film] (1998) 501 eksemplarer
The Spiderwick Chronicles [2008 film] (2008) — Actor — 310 eksemplarer
¡Three Amigos! [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 287 eksemplarer
Treasure Planet [2002 film] (2002) — Voice — 263 eksemplarer
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted [2012 film] (2012) — Actor — 238 eksemplarer
Mars Attacks! [1996 film] (1996) — Actor — 236 eksemplarer
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause [2006 film] (2006) — Actor — 210 eksemplarer
The Wind Rises [2013 film] (2013) — Actor, nogle udgaver191 eksemplarer
Father of the Bride [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 176 eksemplarer
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure [2003 film] (2003) — Voice — 162 eksemplarer
Frankenweenie [2012 film] (2012) — Actor — 159 eksemplarer
Merlin [1998 TV mini-series] (1998) — Actor — 143 eksemplarer
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 107 eksemplarer
Inherent Vice [2014 film] (2014) — Actor — 93 eksemplarer
The Santa Clause 3-Movie Collection (2009) — Actor — 75 eksemplarer
Father of the Bride 2 [1995 film] (1900) 72 eksemplarer
Innerspace [1987 film] (1987) — Actor — 63 eksemplarer
Jungle 2 Jungle [1997 film] (1997) — Actor — 60 eksemplarer
Animal Cafe (Reading Rainbow Book) (1980) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver56 eksemplarer
Captain Ron [1992 film] (1992) 55 eksemplarer
The Pebble and the Penguin [1995 film] (1995) — Actor — 50 eksemplarer
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil [2011 film] (2011) — Actor — 49 eksemplarer
A Simple Wish [1997 film] (1997) 26 eksemplarer
Three Fugitives [1986 film] (1989) — Actor — 21 eksemplarer
Prince Charming [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 13 eksemplarer
4 Movie Marathon Comedy Favorites Collection — Actor — 10 eksemplarer
Pure Luck [1991 Film] (1991) — Actor — 9 eksemplarer
Christmas With SCTV (2005) — Actor — 6 eksemplarer
Only Murders in the Building: Season 1 — Actor — 5 eksemplarer
Cat in the Hat: Surprise Little Guys (2015) — Actor — 4 eksemplarer
Love, Gilda [2018 documentary] (2019) — Actor — 4 eksemplarer
Only Murders in the Building: Season 2 — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas (2012) — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
Only Murders in the Building: Season 3 — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
Reading Rainbow: Animal Cafe [1986 TV episode] (2015) — Fortæller — 3 eksemplarer
Clifford [1994 film] (2004) — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom [2023 film] (2023) — Actor — 2 eksemplarer
Clifford / Larger Than Life (2014) — Actor — 2 eksemplarer
Cat in the Hat: A Breeze From the Trees (2014) — Actor — 2 eksemplarer
The Cat in the Hat: Fun Feathered Friends (2015) — Actor — 1 eksemplar
The Willoughbys [2020 film] — Actor — 1 eksemplar
Only Murders in the Building: Season 3 - Original Soundtrack — Performer, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar

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Fødselsdato
1950-03-26
Køn
male
Nationalitet
Canada
Fødested
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Erhverv
comedian
Relationer
Dolman, Nancy (wife)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Canada's Walk of Fame (2000)

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Anmeldelser

I didn't know too much about Short's career beyond Ed Grimley and The Three Amigos going into this read. By far the most touching parts of this book are when Short talks about his family and his wife, Nancy.
 
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CarolHicksCase | 38 andre anmeldelser | Mar 12, 2023 |
I've enjoyed what movies of Martin's I've seen so I'm not suprised I found his memoir funny as well. It's interesting to hear about how he got his start and the genuine friendships he's made with other stars such as Eugene Levy, Steve Martin, and Tom Hanks. What was surprising is how much loss Martin has suffered and how strongly he's moved through it, when it might bring many of us down.

I haven't really watched any of his sketch comedy, but for those interested the book contains excerpts about and from the perspective of his more famous characters, if that's of interest.

I'm thinking that if you like him as an actor/comedian and you enjoy memoirs, you'll like this one.
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MillieHennessy | 38 andre anmeldelser | Feb 16, 2023 |
I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook version partly because Martin Short narrated it himself and just hearing his upbeat presentation was enough to put a smile on my face. Like me, Short was (and still is) Canadian, and he delivers his account with usual Canuck matter-of-factness, hitting all the high notes of sincerity and never veering into nastiness. That I could relate to and enjoy as well.

Martin Short has lived a remarkable life, yet he seems not to really know it. Even when he name-drops, he does it in such a way that it feels ordinary. And talk about high energy! He cracks jokes throughout and even breaks into song at some points. Yet, when he talks about his wife, Nancy, you sense his love and devotion to her, and then later, the depth of his loss when she is taken too soon.

I rode the highs and lows of Martin Short's life, never losing interest. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book.
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larvest | 38 andre anmeldelser | Jul 2, 2022 |
I love Marty Short, but didn’t realize the extent of the personal tragedies he’s endured. Through the sadness were many truly funny moments and stories about his famous friends. I was always a huge fan of SCTV and I enjoyed this book.
 
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wnhastings | 38 andre anmeldelser | Apr 28, 2022 |

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Vurdering
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ISBN
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