Person:Julia McWilliams (2)

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  1. Julia Carolyn McWilliams1912 - 2004
  • HPaul Child1902 - 1994
  • WJulia Carolyn McWilliams1912 - 2004
m. 1 Sep 1946
Facts and Events
Name[1] Julia Carolyn McWilliams
Married Name[1] Julia Child
Gender Female
Birth[1] 15 Aug 1912 Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States
Marriage 1 Sep 1946 Lumberville, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United Statesto Paul Child
Death[1] 13 Aug 2004 Montecito, Santa Barbara, California, United States
Reference Number? Q214477?

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Julia Carolyn Child (born McWilliams;[1] August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.

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Child was born Julia Carolyn McWilliams in Pasadena, California, the daughter of John McWilliams, Jr., a Princeton University graduate and prominent land manager, and his wife, the former Julia Carolyn ("Caro") Weston, a paper-company heiress whose father, Byron Curtis Weston, served as lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. The eldest of three children, she had a brother, John III (1914–2002), and a sister, Dorothy Dean Cousins (1917–2006).

Child attended Westridge School, Polytechnic School from fourth grade to ninth grade, then the Katherine Branson School in Ross, California, which was at the time a boarding school. At six feet, two inches (1.88 m) tall, Child played tennis, golf, and basketball as a child and continued to play sports while attending Smith College, from which she graduated in 1934 with a major in English. A press release issued by Smith in 2004 states that her major was history.

Following her graduation from college, Child moved to New York City, where she worked as a copywriter for the advertising department of upscale home-furnishing firm W. & J. Sloane. Returning to California in 1937, she spent the next four years writing for local publications, working in advertising, and volunteering with the Junior League of Pasadena.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Julia Child , in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.