David Letterman's mom, who became unlikely star, dies at 95


David Letterman hosting his final broadcast of the Late Show with David Letterman

She attended Indiana University for a year before marrying Harry Letterman, who preceded her in death in 1973.

"I'm not a celebrity". Letterman would ask his mother about the most mundane of details - the weather in IN, the cat or what she had prepared for dinner. "I told him once that people are going to think Mom is a real sot". "How big do they get, mom?" "That's what I represent".

Late night show host David Letterman's mother, Dorothy Mengering has passed away at the age of 95. And she was not embarrassed, so that was nice.

A memorial service is planned at Second Presbyterian Church; details are pending. "'Whether they knew it or not, (my staffers) were being used to support me".

It's clear just how much Mengering adored her son, with her once praising him for his "good sense of humour" to The New York Times. I wanted to talk about Dave watching Cincinnati's "Paul Dixon Show" simulcast on Indianapolis TV, which inspired his TV comedy.

She returned for the next two Winter Games in Nagano, Japan and Salt Lake City, and taped other show segments in London as well. The next day after dinner, she would sit down to watch it.

Twice in the 1990s, I sent her cassette tapes about Ruth Lyons.

On her blog, Markoe joked: "As you can imagine this is a very emotional moment for me because Dave promised me many times that I was the only woman he would ever cheat on". When I first started working at BSU, she signed books on campus. She told Zinoman that Letterman had once asked her to write lines for Birkitt. When she said, "Yes", he lost it, dropping the phone and fanning himself with one of his note cards.

Mengering published a cookbook, Home Cookin' With Dave's Mom, in 1996.

After Hans' death in 2013, the caring team expanded to include Becky, Marsha, Nola and Rael. Joe, a florist, was 57.

"I am another person besides Dave's Mom".

While Letterman has not yet released a statement regarding his mother's passing, his sisters, Jan and Gretchen, penned an obituary for the Indy Star.

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