The first Gerber Baby celebrates her 90th birthday

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The very first Gerber Baby celebrated her 90th birthday on Tuesday, reports Today.

Ann Turner Cook became the face of Gerber when she was just 4 months old.

In 1928, the company held a contest in hopes of finding the perfect bundle of joy to represent its products, notes WGHP.

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Ann Turner Cook, whose baby face launched the iconic Gerber logo, arrives at NBCâs Today Show to announce the winner of the 2012 Gerber Generation Photo Search on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in New York City.

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Baby Isla, winner of Gerber Baby Photo Search 2015.

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Baby Grace, winner of Gerber Baby Photo Search 2014.

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Levi and Paxton, winners of Gerber Photo Search 2013.

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Mary Jane Montoya, winner in the Gerber Generation Photo Search 2012.

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Baby Tate, winner of the Gerber Generation Photo Search 2011.

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Baby Mercy, winner of the Gerber Generation Photo Search 2010.

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In this Feb. 4, 2004, file photo, Ann Taylor Cook, poses at her Tampa, Fla., home with a copy of her photo that is used on all Gerber baby food products. Gerber says Cook turned 90 on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.

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A friend of Cook's family made and submitted a quick charcoal sketch of the infant, promising she'd do some adjusting and refining if her drawing was chosen.

Gerber liked it just the way it was, and, before long, Ann's face was on baby food bottles everywhere.

Happy 90th birthday to the original Gerber baby, Ann Turner Cook! 👶🎂🎉

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Her identity was kept a secret for decades, but in 1978, Gerber revealed her name as part of its 50th anniversary festivities.

Prior to that announcement, many speculated that the famous baby had grown up to become a movie star.

Ann followed a different path and worked as an English teacher.

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