Yes, that Julia Child.
Long before she was the doyenne of French cooking in America, Julia was a spy.
She worked for many years at the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA. Throughout World War II, the OSS ran America's intelligence operations and controlled a network of spies around the world.
She ended up as an intelligence officer because she was too tall to enlist in the regular military.
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