During an appearance on “The Today Show” to promote his new movie, “Madagascar 3″, Kathy Lee Gifford asked Martin Short about his wife, Nancy Dolman. The only problem? She’s been deceased since August of 2010.
On Wednesday morning, Kathy Lee was interviewing Martin live on the talk show, but she had forgotten that the actor’s wife had passed away two years ago. All seemed to be going well with their chat until Kathy Lee switched the focus of the interview to Martin’s family. At first, she asked him about his three children and then asked about his wife.
She said, “You and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you for you guys?”
Instead of pointing out the kerfuffle, Martin said, “Married 36 years.” Kathy Lee responded, “But you’re still in love! Why?”
To that Martin responded, “Cute. I’m cute.”
Later, Kathy Lee took to her official Twitter account to apologize for the mistake. She said, “I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I’m so grateful.”