Original Gerber baby Ann Turner Cook celebrates 94th birthday

Original Gerber baby Ann Turner Cook celebrates 94th birthday


The original Gerber baby is now 94.

Ann Turner Cook marked the birthday Friday, and Gerber posted on its Facebook page asking fans to send her a greeting.

One woman noted, “You still have that sweet face.”

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An illustration of Cook’s cherubic face, done when she was 4 months old by a family friend, became Gerber’s official trademark in 1931, according to the company website.

Cook, who grew up to be an English teacher in Florida and then a novelist, did not come forward as the baby food icon until 1978, Gerber’s 50th anniversary.

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