(August 15, 1912 - August 13, 2004)
American cooking authority, cookbook author, TV Cooking show host, etc. Before attending the Cordon Bleu cooking school in the late 1940's, Julia Child had worked in advertising in the U.S., and for the OSS (which later became the CIA) in Ceylon and China during World War II from 1941-1945. 1963 Julia Child's 'The French Chef' premiered on TV.
See also: Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child
by Noel Riley Fitch
Julia Child shared the passions, philosophies, and products of her kitchen, with family, friends, colleagues, and fans for 45 years. Now she is sharing the kitchen itself with millions, having donated it to the National Museum of American History in 2001.
Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian