So, who is the Gerber Baby? There has been much speculation over the years, ranging from Humphrey Bogart to Elizabeth Taylor. But the Gerber baby is actually Ann Turner Cook. At the time the sketch was drawn, she was a four-month-old baby living in the same Connecticut neighborhood as artist Dorothy Hope Smith. Ann Turner Cook grew up to become an English teacher and later a mystery novelist.
It's perhaps the most recognized baby face in the world—that happy, wide-eyed Gerber baby looking up from the labels of Gerber baby food. For millions of people around the world, that famous face is immediately associated with a wide range of Gerber products. But, who is the Gerber baby?