Dorothy Custer

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Dorothy Custer
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Born(1911-05-30) May 30, 1911 (age 103)
ResidenceTwin Falls, Idaho
Known forAppearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
ChildrenCarole, Neal, Colleen, Gary.
 
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Dorothy Custer
Dorothy custer.jpg
Born(1911-05-30) May 30, 1911 (age 103)
ResidenceTwin Falls, Idaho
Known forAppearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
ChildrenCarole, Neal, Colleen, Gary.

Dorothy Custer (born May 30, 1911) is an American comedian, harmonicist, and centenarian, most famous for her two appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She has since become the subject of the most-viewed story of all time[1] on the website of Boise-based television station KTVB, and has been the subject of numerous interviews in Idaho and other states.[2]

Custer has worked as an amateur entertainer since 1916, and has since created 13 characters as part of her stand up routine. She has been an active harmonica player since 1923, and features music in many of her acts, including her performances on the Tonight Show.[3] She was asked back later to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where she sang to Jay[4] on Valentine's Day 2012, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart".

In May 2012 Custer celebrated her 101st birthday by ziplining in the Snake River Canyon.[5]

In June 2013 Custer celebrated her 102nd birthday by BASE jumping off the Perrine Bridge into the Snake River Canyon.[6] She became the oldest BASE jumper with the help of Sean Chuma[7] a world-renowned base jumper and BASE jumping instructor.

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