(July 18, 1921- )
Born in Linton, Indiana
Birth name was Dorothy Hofert
Married to Joe Letterman (1942-73) and Hans Mengering (1983- )
Mother of David Letterman
Appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at Thanksgiving and Mother's Day, as a Winter Olympics commentator (1994, 1998, 2002) and on other occasions
Wrote 'Home Cookin' with Dave's Mom' (1996)
Why she might be annoying
She raised a smart-alecky kid.
She asked Hilary Clinton if she could get Bill to fix Dave's speeding tickets.
In her cookbook, she says Dave's favorite pie is chocolate chiffon, while on the show he said it is cherry. (I smell a cover-up!)
Why she might not be annoying
The profits from her cookbook went to charity.
A few days before her debut at the Nagano Olympics, she fell and needed eight stitches over her eyebrow.
She commented, 'The positive response to my appearances on David's show has nothing to do with my amateur abilities as a broadcaster. People enjoy seeing a mother and son together. It's that simple.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 51 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 91 Votes: 49.45% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 100 Votes: 58.00% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 39 Votes: 35.90% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 105 Votes: 49.52% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 88 Votes: 43.18% Annoying
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