The French Chef...
From CNN.com - Julia Child dead at 91 - Aug 13, 2004:
"Julia Child, who revolutionized cooking in the United States with her cooking school, cookbooks and television shows, has died, according to a statement from her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. She was 91.
Child died at her home in Santa Barbara, California, according to the release.
Years before any television chef said 'bam,' Child was on public television instructing Americans in a warbling voice and a mischievous manner how to prepare everything from omelets to sweetbreads to coq au vin."