Late Bloomers

Julia Child, 1988

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Julia Child published her first cookbook around age 50.
Robert_Frost, 1959, poses with his birthday cake on his 85th birthday at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City.

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Robert Frost published his first book of poetry at age 39 and produced his best, most popular works later in life.
Madame CJ Walker

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Madame C.J. Walker became an entrepreneur in her late 30s when she launched her beauty-products business.
Miguel de Cervantes

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Miguel de Cervantes was in his late 50s when he wrote Don Quixote.
Grandma Moses

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Grandma Moses was 78 when she put paint to canvas for the first time.
Ray Kroc

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Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s restaurant at age 53.
Laura Ingalls Wilder, circa 1885

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Laura Ingalls Wilder was 65 when the first book in her Little House on the Prairie series was published.
Paul Cézanne

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Paul Cézanne was 56 when he had his first solo exhibition.
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