cookby Hans Johnson

No, that rumor about Humphrey Bogart wasn’t true. The real Gerber Baby is former teacher and mystery novelist Ann Turner Cook, now 87.

Artist and family friend Dorothy Hope Smith won a contest with a sketch of the four-month old Ann and was intending to make an oil painting, but Gerber thought it was fine as is and bought the rights to it.

It’s hard not to think of the line from the old song: “You must have been a beautiful baby, but Baby, look at you now!”

From CBS Sunday Morning:


Mrs. Cook sat down on Fox & Friends.

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