The baby that has graced the jars of Gerber baby food is a real person. A neighbor submitted an incomplete sketch of a baby in a 1928 contest that went on to become the iconic Gerber baby. The baby is now 93 year-old Ann Turner Cook. The identity of the Gerber baby was not known until the 1970's. One may think that being the Gerber baby would be among her biggest accomplishments. Ann said earning her master's degree after being a housewife for 13 years, her 29 year marriage, and working her way up to become chairman of a high school English department are her big accomplishments.
She is the OG (Original Gerber, that is) baby.