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The Original Gerber Baby Just Turned 90, And Today She’s Just as Cute!

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The original Gerber baby just hit a milestone birthday!

Ann Turner Cook, perhaps the most recognizable baby, just turned 90 years old, and the nonagenarian is still just as adorable as the day she was sketched.

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Dorothy Hope Smith, a friend of Cook’s parents, made a rough charcoal drawing of the four month old in 1927.

The next year, Gerber started a contest to find a new face for their brand. Smith submitted her unfinished picture, offering to complete it if it was chosen.

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No surprise, the judges liked her portrait the way it was. In fact, Smith’s face was so well-liked that in 1931, Gerber made it their trademark. The rest is history.

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The above photo is from 2004.

The 90 year old is a Tampa, FL native. She is an ex-history teacher and a mystery writer.

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