Ann Turner Cook

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20, 1926
New York
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20, 1926 (age 94)
New York


Perhaps best remembered as the infant model for the Gerber Baby logo, this artist's daughter grew up to have a career as a writer, penning the Brandy O'Bannon series of mystery novels. Her individual O'Bannon books include Shadow Over Cedar Key and Trace Their Shadows.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of South Florida, she taught at elementary and junior high schools before accepting a creative writing and English teaching position at Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida.


In the early 1990s, she was a contestant on the game show To Tell The Truth.

Family Life

Though he did not create the charcoal image that was immortalized on Gerber Baby products (an artist neighbor, Dorothy Hope Smith, was responsible for that), Cook's father, Leslie Turner, became famous as the cartoonist of the popular Captain Easy comic strip.

Associated With

She and Wendy Thomas (the daughter of Wendy's restaurant founder Dave Thomas) both had their childhood images immortalized in the logos of food companies.