Julia Child didn’t learn to cook until she was almost 40 and was 50 when she launched her popular TV cooking show.
Harlan Sanders, the Colonel Sanders of KFC, was 66 when he began to promote his cooking and create his empire.
Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican actor, had his dream house built at the age of 68. That was when he was finally financially able to do so.
Elizabeth Jolley an English-born writer had her first novel published at the age of 56. In one year alone she received 39 rejection letters but finally had 15 novels and four short story collections published to great success. She died in 2007 at age 83. She realized her dream beyond her own expectations for the last 27 years of her life.
Mary Wesley was 71 when her first novel was published. During her career, she was one of Britain's most successful novelists, selling three million copies of her books, including 10 bestsellers in the last 20 years of her life. She was 90 when she died in 2002.
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the popular Little House books weren’t written when she was a young girl. They were written and published when she was in her 60’s.