Who is the Gerber Baby?
Ann Turner became the Gerber Baby in 1928 after family friend, neighbor and artist, Dorothy Hope Smith, made a charcoal drawing of 5 month old Ann. The little girl's father (cartoonist Leslie Turner) submitted the drawing to Gerber after they reported that they were looking for images of babies and the drawing was chosed to represent all of Gerber's baby food line.
Ann Turner (later Ann Turner Cooke) became an elementary, middle-school and then High School teacher before becoming a publish author of mystery novels.
Ann Turner Cook was the first Gerber baby in 1928. Her image is the one that appears as the official Gerber baby products and is the only one of its kind. Other Gerber baby models have not replaced Ann Turner Cook as the baby that appears on the products but there have been many babies that are used for Gerber baby campaigns, ads, and other product packaging.
The original Gerber baby was Ann Turner Cook. There was a rumor that the gerber baby was Humphrey Bogart was the Gerber baby but that was just a rumor. Ms Turner won a baby contest that put her picture on the label. Her father was a cartoonist who drew/"ballooned" "Wash Tubbs." His studio was on the second floor of his house, and he spent a great deal of time in it. She lived in Orlando…