Ann Turner Cook

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American writer

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According to Wikipedia, Ann Turner Cook was an American educator and mystery novelist who was best known as the model for the familiar Gerber Baby artwork, seen on baby food packages of the Gerber Products Company. Early life and Gerber Baby history Born in Westport, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Bethel and syndicated cartoonist Leslie Turner, who drew the comic strip Captain Easy for decades. The family's neighbor was the artist Dorothy Hope Smith, who did a charcoal drawing of Ann when she was a baby. In 1928, when Gerber announced it was looking for baby images for its upcoming line of baby food, Smith's drawing was submitted and subsequently chosen. It was trademarked in 1931. The drawing of Ann Turner Cook has since been used on virtually all Gerber baby food packaging. Cook's identity was a secret until 1978. In 1990, Cook appeared as a guest on To Tell the Truth in a one-on-one segment.

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