Ann Turner Cook was the original Gerber baby. She was born November 1928 and was the model for Dorthy Hope Smiths drawing that was selected by the Fremont Canning Company for their new Gerber Strained Foods using the Gerber Baby symbol.
"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" caught up with the most recognizable baby in the world, the original Gerber Baby. Now 87 years old, Ann Turner Cook was the baby model for the illustration by Dorothy Hope Smith, which still appears on all Gerber packaging and advertisements.