Dorothy Mengering, David Letterman’s Mother and Comic Foil, Dies at 95

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Dorothy Mengering, known to late-night television audiences as a gentle foil to her sometimes cutting son, David Letterman, died on Tuesday at her home in Carmel, Ind. She was 95.

Tom Keaney, Mr. Letterman’s spokesman, confirmed her death.

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