Dorothy Mengering

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Dorothy Mengering
Born
Dorothy Marie Mengering

(1921-07-18)July 18, 1921
DiedApril 11, 2017(2017-04-11) (aged 95)
Carmel, Indiana, U.S.
Alma materIndiana University Bloomington
OccupationTelevision personality
TelevisionLate Night with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
Spouse(s)
Harry Letterman
(m. 1942; his death 1973)
,
Hans Mengering
(m. 1983; his death 2013)
ChildrenThree; 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.[1] Mengering died on April 11, 2017 at her home in Carmel, Indiana at the age of 95.[2] She died one day before Letterman's 70th birthday.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Darel Jevens (April 11, 2017). "David Letterman's Mom, Dorothy Mengering, Dies at 95". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved April 11, 2017.

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