Dorothy Mengering
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Dorothy Mengering

Television Personality
Female
Born Jul 18, 1921

Dorothy Marie Mengering, better known to Late Show viewers as Dave's Mom, is the mother of late-night talk show host David Letterman and frequent guest on his show. Following several years of appearing via telephone, Mengering made her on screen Late Show debut covering the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. She currently resides in Carmel, Indiana.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1921 Birth Born in 1921.

TWENTIES

1942 21 Years Old Mengering spent a year at Indiana University before marrying Harry Joseph (Joe) Letterman in 1942, with whom she had three children: Jan, David, and Gretchen.

FIFTIES

1973 52 Years Old While raising her children, she assisted her husband, a florist, and worked as a secretary at her church, Second Presbyterian; she was widowed in 1973.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1983 62 Years Old In 1983, she married again, this time to Hans Mengering, a retired engineer and decorated World War II veteran.
1994 73 Years Old 1 More Event
Following several years of appearing via telephone, Mengering made her on screen Late Show debut covering the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. … Read More
1995 74 Years Old …  In 1995, she traveled to London to film remote spots for The Late Show, which would be airing from London later that year. … Read More
1998 77 Years Old Mengering reprised her role as Late Show Olympic commentator in 1998 and 2002, covering the Winter Games held in Nagano, Japan and Salt Lake City, Utah.
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