Martin Short Overview

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Born: March 26, 1950

Martin Short was born in the so-called "lunch bucket" town of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His father was an executive at one of the local steel mills while his mother was a concert violinist. After graduating with a major in social work from Hamilton's McMaster University, he moved to Toronto where he landed a stage role in a production of Godspell. In 1977, Short joined the cast of the Second City comedy stage group and performed with members of that group—including John Candy, Eugene Levy... See All


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