The matronly master of the kitchen was introduced to fine cuisine by her husband. She attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and began teaching cooking in her 40s.
Martha Stewart released her first cookbook at age 41 at the behest of Alan Mirken who hired Martha to cater his party. She was also a stockbroker at the time.
The Flaming Lips founding member began the band in his teens, but it was just a side project. He was a fry cook at Long John Silver’s until 1990 when he was 29. He quit after releasing their fourth album.