Original Gerber Baby Marks 95th Birthday


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  • One of the world’s most famous babies has just turned 95. 
  • Ann Turner Cook was chosen as the first Gerber Baby in 1928. 
  • On Saturday, (November 20) she celebrated her 95th birthday!!
  • On social media, Gerber wished their first baby Ann a happy birthday! 
  • "A very happy birthday to the original Gerber baby, Ann Turner Cook!" Gerber wrote on Facebook alongside a brief 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."
  • 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 baby food advertising campaign. 
  • She went on to become a novelist and English teacher.

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