The first Gerber Baby celebrates her 90th birthday
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.
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.
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.