One of the world’s most well-known infants has simply turned 95.
Ann Turner Cook was chosen as the primary Gerber Baby in 1928. On Saturday, she celebrated her 95th birthday.
In posts on social media, Gerber wished Cook, who went on to turn out to be a novelist and English trainer, a cheerful birthday.
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“A very happy birthday to the original Gerber baby, Ann Turner Cook!” Gerber wrote on Facebook alongside a short video. “Ann, who turns 9️5 today, has graced Gerber products since 1928. Her image has inspired parents everywhere to share their babies’ photos with Gerber.”
“Join us in wishing Ann a happy birthday and a wonderful year ahead,” the corporate added.
According to the Gerber website, Cook was chosen in 1928 when artist Dorothy Hope Smith submitted a charcoal sketch of Cook to a contest Gerber was holding for a child meals promoting marketing campaign.
The sketch Smith submitted turned so standard with the corporate that Gerber made it a part of its official trademark in 1931.
“Since then, the Gerber Baby has appeared on all Gerber packaging and in every Gerber advertisement,” the corporate web site says.
Gerber stored Cook’s id a secret till 1978.
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