Steve Martin. Photo Reuters
Actor, writer and comedian Steve Martin has become a dad
for the first time at age 67 - and managed to keep it secret
from the media for more than a month.
Martin and his second wife, Anne Stringfield, 41, "are new
parents and recently welcomed a child," a spokeswoman for the
The spokeswoman gave no details, including the sex of the
child or the date of birth. But the New York Post cited
unidentified sources as saying the baby arrived in December.
The multi-talented Martin, whose career as a writer and
performer dates back more than 45 years, has played a father
in movies such as "Parenthood," Cheaper by the Dozen," and
"Father of the Bride."
Martin, who has hosted the Oscars ceremony three times,
married Stringfield, a former writer at the New Yorker
magazine, in 2007. His eight-year marriage to British actress
Victoria Tennant ended in divorce in 1994.