Ann Turner Cook

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Birthday
20, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1926 (age 91)
Birthplace
New York

About

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.

Trivia

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.