David Letterman’s Mom Dies At 95

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman’s mother Dorothy Mengering has died. She was 95.

Letterman’s publicist Tom Keaney confirmed Mengering’s death Tuesday for The Associated Press.

Mengering became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s, baking mystery pies and covering the Olympics for her son’s Late Show on CBS.

Letterman had been on the air for years, and had made ironic celebrities out of dozens of nobodies, before he thought to bring on his mom.

But the moment he did, she became a hit, with a cheerful “Hi, David!” in her Midwestern accent starting every appearance.

She baked and appeared via satellite in her Indiana kitchen for a segment called “Guess Mom’s Pies.”

And she was a correspondent for the show at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway, a role she reprised for the next two winter games.

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  1. Ruth A Knaus says:

    I am sorry for your loss of your mom .I will say some prayers for you and family .I just looked my dad and I know what you are going through .She would be so proud of you .This of all the good memories of her .You can make it though this but I am sorry

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