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Kathie Lee to Martin Short

How's Your Wife ...

Who Died 2 Years Ago

5/30/2012 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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It might be the most cringeworthy few seconds in TV history -- Kathie Lee Gifford asked Martin Short how his wife is doing ... one small problem ... she died 2 years ago.

Martin appeared on "The Today Show" this morning to promote his new movie, "Madagascar 3" -- when Kathie asked, "And you and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?"

Martin doesn't know how to respond, saying, "We ... have ... married ... 36 years."

Apparently Kathie didn't get the memo -- Martin's wife Nancy Dolman died in August 2010 from ovarian cancer.

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The clip gets even worse -- you have to watch.

Kathie later apologized on the air -- saying, "I feel so badly ... my apologies to him and his family."

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256.

Bobby    

I'm sure its already been said but, Why is this Drunk Bitch still on tv? She makes me wish for a Kardashian>

816 days ago
257.

jeff    

MS: Lately my wife has been really cold, she's been absent and I don't feel the connection I had to her.
KL: Why is that?
MS: Well, she's never around anymore,
KL: But you're still in love?
MS: Madly In Love. Angrily in Love. Offensively In Love. Loathing. Fuming. In Love.
KL: Oh Good. We'll be right back.

816 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

I didn't get a google result 4 this. It sounds like an urban myth.

533 days ago
259.

dreamer4u    

Kathy you dumb BOIOTCH!!! Do your fact checking before the interview???

464 days ago
260.

Connecticut Sam    

Lee is short on brains and good looks.

462 days ago
261.

Loleky    

Kathie Lee, can't stand her...Love Hoda... they need to find Hoda a new co-host. She should have done a little research before talking to Martin Short

222 days ago
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