Original Gerber baby celebrates 94th birthday – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2020-11-22 08:04:17 –

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Tampa (WFLA) – Ann Turner Cook was only four months old when he became famous as the original Gerber baby. She will be 94 years old on Friday.

According to the company’s website, Gerber held a contest in 1928 to find faces that represent baby food.

Many artists submitted oil paintings, but Dorothy Hope Smith, who specializes in portraiture of children and happened to be Cook’s neighbor, submitted a sketch of the selected charcoal.

Cook’s face appeared on Gerber products in 1928 and became an official trademark in 1931.

According to WLS, Cook has become an English teacher for most of his life.

Gerber announced in May that a little girl named Magnolia was the first adopted child to appear in the campaign since it began in 1928.

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