Kathie Lee Gifford Asks Martin Short About His Late Wife

Posted Wednesday May 30, 2012 4:00 PM GMT

One of the first rules in journalism is to do your research and it looks as if Kathie Lee Gifford forgot.

On Wednesday mornings “Today Show,” the talk show host created a very awkward moment on air when she asked its guest Martin Shortabout his relationship with his wife Nancy Dolman who died of ovarian cancer two years ago.

Promoting his newest film “Madagascar 3,” the 62-year-old actor listened as Gifford asked, “And you and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?”

He calmly answered, “We ... have ... married ... 36 years.”

Apparently, Short politely told her once the interview finished about his wife’s death and the 58-year-old host went to Twitter writing, “I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I'm so grateful.”

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