Fresno, California 2021-11-20 22:41:06 –
“Happy birthday to former Gerber baby Ann Turner Cook!” The company posted on a social media page on Saturday.
According to the company’s website, Cook has been the face of the company since 1928, when his neighbor Dorothy Hope Smith entered a baby charcoal sketch into an advertising campaign contest. The artist said he would complete the portrait if he won, but Gerber decided to use it.
Sketches were so popular that Gerber made the chubby cheek tot the official trademark in 1931.
“Since then, GerberBaby has appeared in all Gerber packages and all Gerber ads,” he said on the company’s website.
Gerber is best known for baby food and formulas, but also sells children’s clothing, life insurance and other products.
Gerber Baby’s identity was kept secret until 1978, and people speculated that it could be a sketch of Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, Senator Bob Dole, and Jane Seymour.
Cook became an English teacher when he grew up and wrote a series of mystery novels after his retirement.
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