Julia Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was a cookbook writer, a food critic, and a television cooking show producer and hostess.
She created and hosted The French Chef for American public television from 1963 to 1973. It was one of the first cooking shows on American television.
In 1964, Child received a Peabody Award for the show, and, in May 1966, her show won a Primetime Emmy Award for Achievements in Educational Television – Individuals.
She wrote Mastering the Art of French Cooking, The French Chef Cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2, and From Julia Child's Kitchen.
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