Dorothy Marie Mengering
July 18, 1921
|Died||April 11, 2017 (aged 95)|
Carmel, Indiana, U.S.
|Alma mater||Indiana University Bloomington|
|Television||Late Night with David Letterman|
Late Show with David Letterman
(m. 1942; his death 1973)
(m. 1983; his death 2013)
|Children||Three; including David Letterman|
Dorothy Marie Mengering (July 18, 1921 – April 11, 2017) was an American television personality. She was the mother of late-night talk show host David Letterman. She made many telephone and live guest appearances on his shows: Late Night and Late Show.
Following several years of appearing through telephone, Mengering (usually known as "Dave's Mom" or "Dave's Mom Dorothy", with no mention of her surname) became a recurring on-camera guest on Letterman's subsequent Late Show, initially by covering the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
In 2015, Mengering suffered a stroke, but recovered months later. Mengering died on April 11, 2017 at her home in Carmel, Indiana at the age of 95. She died one day before Letterman's 70th birthday.
References[change | change source]
- Andrew Husband (June 13, 2015). "Letterman's Mom Had A Stroke, And Other Bits From His First Post-Show Interview". Uproxx. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
- Mike Barnes (April 11, 2017). "Dorothy Mengering, David Letterman's Mom and 'Late Show' Personality, Dies at 95". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
- Darel Jevens (April 11, 2017). "David Letterman's Mom, Dorothy Mengering, Dies at 95". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Dorothy Mengering on IMDb
- "Dave's Mom Biography". CBS.
- Dorothy Mengering being interviewed by her granddaughter, HOW editor Bryn Mooth, for StoryCorps (Reported by Family Tree Magazine (at familytreemagazine.com/insider)
- Alex Witchel (May 9, 1996). "At Home With: Dave's Mom; She Still Thinks Pies Are Easy". The New York Times.