#294 Dame Wendy Hiller / Julia Child – 15 August 1912

Wendy Hiller

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (15 August 1912 – 14 May 2003) was an English film and stage actress, who enjoyed a varied acting career that spanned nearly sixty years. At George Bernard Shaw’s insistence, she starred as Eliza Doolittle in the film Pygmalion (1938). She followed up this success with another Shaw adaptation, Major Barbara(1941).She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1959 for the film Separate Tables (1958). She received a third Oscar nomination for her performance as Lady Alice More, opposite Paul Scofield, in A Man For All Seasons (1966).

Julia Child

Julia Child (née McWilliams; August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for introducing 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 wasThe French Chef, which premiered in 1963.


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