Julia Child is considered the first televised chef in the United States. She first appeared on television in 1963 on WGBH-TV in Boston. Starring in her own shows like "The French Chef," Child is recognized for introducing French cuisine to the American public.
Born in 1912, Julia Child was an American television personality, chef and best-selling author of several cookbooks. Her first television program, "The French Chef," debuted on Feb. 11, 1963. The show was a success and won several awards. She attracted a broad audience with her subsequent television shows. Child was also the acclaimed author of cookbooks such as "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," "The French Chef Cookbook" and "From Julia Child's Kitchen."