Julia Child Remembered on 100th Birthday

On what would have been Julia Childs 100th birthday, GMA remembers her life.
3:00 | 08/15/12

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Julia child was such a treasured memory of our "gma" family. Today would be her 100th birthday. We're going to help her remember with a new biography, "dearie," about the chef who influenced so much in our kitchens and on our culture. Welcome to "therench chef." I'm julia child. Reporter: Before she was a culinary icon -- julia child presents the chicken sisters. Reporter: Before she was lovingly spoofed by comedians. My name's julia child. Today, we're going to make a holiday feast. Reporter: And oscar winners. Julia child was a free spirit. Jerk it. Like this? There. You see. They come up. Remember, jerk toward you. Reporter: The 6'3" woman, started a revolution. There wasn't an omelet pan anywhere in the united states those days. All of a sudden, every hardware store in the united states had an omelet pan. Reporter: She didn't start cooking until she was 40. Inspired by their first meal together, in france, she took cooking questions at the famous le cordon bleu. They did everything to discourage her along the way. Reporter: Then, she became a piece of the fabric of america. Convincing american women to feed their families meals made fresh ingredients. And guiding a new generation of chefs. She asked me if I food styled. I had no real experience doing that. I figured I was a chef and I was artistic. Of course, I lied. Wouldn't you? Reporter: A loving wife, a television icon, a mentor. But around here -- there she goes. Reporter: Julia was family. On "gma," julia child cooked not only for our audience -- you can improve the flavor of your wine if you drop a live eel in the bottle. When you try it, let me know if it works. Throw it on the floor. Reporter: For her dear friend, charlie gibson. Julia child and charlie gibson had quite a flirtation going on. They were so funny together. They really got each other going. Douse it with red wine. You're dousing, aren't you? Reporter: Julia child would have been 100 years old today. She finished cooking too soon. But we will always remember her. This is julia child, bon appetit. It's great to see julia and charlie together again. I think I remember that scene there, with the red wine. She drank a few of those glasses. She deserves it after all her cooking. Happy birthday, julia. We have classic recipes from julia child and more photos on our website, goodmorningamerica.Com on yahoo! And we'll be right back. know

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