Julia Child

Chef, television personality, author, journalist


  • Born Julia McWilliams on August 15th, 1912 in Pasadena, Cali
  • Lived a privileged childhood
  • 6 feet, 2 inches tall
  • 1946 Julia and Paul were married
  • Moved to France in 1948

FACS career

  • Goal of adapting French cuisine for Americans
  • Cookbook called Mastering the Art of French Cooking
  • Television icon with the French Chef
  • Inspiration behind the 2009 film Julie and Julia

Training recieved

  • Katherine Branson school for girls
  • Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Attended the Cordon Bleu cooking school for six months

Personal traits

  • Prankster who could be very wild
  • Adventurous and athletic
  • Talent in golf, tennis, and small game hunting
  • Television role was magical and groundbreaking

Secrets to Success (quotes)

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients

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