Julia Child was an inspiration to thousands of people all over the world and her legacy is being honored today, August 15, 2012, which would have marked the culinary legend’s 100th birthday.
While some sites are celebrating this special day with quotes from Julia Child over the years (you can see a list of them here), we’ve decided to compile a list of her most notable movies and TV shows. It was these shows that made Julia one of the most renowned chefs of her time:
Julia Child’s most popular TV Shows and TV Show Appearances:
Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home (2000)
Baking with Julia (1996)
In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs (1995)
Julia Child and Company (1978)
Dinner at Julia’s (1983)
NET Festival (1968)
The David Frost Show (1970)
Evening at Pops (1971)
MisteRogers’ Neighbourhood (1974)
The French Chef (1963)
In addition to these TV shows, Julia also made several appearances on high profile talk shows like Good Morning America, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, David Letterman, Johnny Carson and more.
The hit 2009 movie Julia & Julia was inspired by Julia Child. In addition, she also appeared in these movies/documentaries during the course of her life:
Cooking for Julia (Documentary – 2004)
Divided Highways – The Interstates and the transformation of American Life (Documentary – 1997)
Julia Child and Graham Kerr: Cooking in Concert (TV Movie – 1995)
Alistair Cooke Salute (TV Movie – 1992)
Julia also played the voice of Dr. Bleeb in We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story
Julia lived a long and happy life and died of kidney failure at the age of 91 on August 13, 2004.
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