David Letterman's mom, a fan favorite, dies at 95

13 April, 2017, 00:43 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • AP Images                      Dorothy Mengering with her son David Letterman

They have a 14-year-old son named Harry.

David Letterman has revealed he spiralled into depression after he was blackmailed over his office affair in 2009.

David Letterman may have been the star of Late Show with David Letterman, but a special guest on the show was equally beloved.

She was born in IN and had frequent appearances from her Carmel residence for segments on the show. Her response: "I don't think so". In 1998, they talked about the family and the weather before showcasing a few desserts she baked. "Even though there are lots of working moms and single-parent families now, you can still be a family in spite of the size and form it takes". But it's also clear that both Letterman and his mom get a kick out of each other, and out of Dorothy's chance to travel around the world.

A spokesperson for Letterman confirmed that Mengering died on Tuesday, a day before the host's 70th birthday.

She's perhaps mostly loved for the "Guess Mom's Pies" Thanksgiving feature.


Mengering had a stroke in 2015. "She wouldn't take any stuff from him, which was what was so amusing".

Released in 1996, her cookbook included recipes for "David's Fried Baloney Sandwich", "Mother's Oven-Fried Chicken" and "Baby Food Muffins".

Mengering was an unexpected star of the Late Show, and even though she only appeared occasionally, her segments were popular.

Mengering lived all her life in Indiana.

Stephen Colbert, who took over the Late Show for Letterman, tweeted out his condolences after hearing about her death.

After almost 96 years of living fully, Dorothy Hofert Letterman Mengering died peacefully at home in Carmel on April 11, 2017 at age 95. Her death was reported by Ron Brackett, a Tampa Bay Times employee who spoke with Dorothy's daughter.

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