Ann Turner Cook, Wiki, Bio, Died, Family, Husband, Children, Net Worth

Ann Turner Cook used to be an American educator and mystery novelist. She was well known as the model for the familiar Gerber Baby artwork that used to be seen on baby food packages of the Gerber Products Company. 

Ann Cook’s full real name was Ann Leslie Turner. Turner Cook was an American Educator and mystery novelist. She was born in 1926, 20th of November in Westport, Connecticut, USA. 

Turner Cook was one of the best novelists and teachers in her career. Turner’s family decided to move to Orlando, Florida later in her childhood.  Ann Leslie Turner was the daughter of a Syndicated Cartoonist, who Drew the comic strip Captain Easy for Decades.

Turner Cook completed her Bachelor’s degree in English from Southern Methodist University. She also received her Master’s Degree in English education from the University of South Florida. 

Turner Cook was a very outstanding and talented student. Ann Cook received her graduation degree from Hillsborough High School.

Ann Turner Cook used to have a family neighbor, that neighbor was the artist Dorothy Hope Smith who actually made a charcoal drawing of Ann Turner Cook when she was a child. In 1928 when Gerber announced its upcoming line of baby food was in need of baby images.  

Hope Smith’s drawing was chosen and submitted to Gerber. It became trademarked in 1931. In all the Gerber baby food packaging the drawing of Ann Turner Cook has virtually been used Since then.  

Until 1978 the identity of Ann Turner Cook was kept a secret. In 1990, On the show called To Tell The Truth Ann Turner Cook appeared there as a guest in a One on One segment. Keep reading to know more about Ann Turner Cook’s personal information.

Ann Turner Cook Profile 

Ann Turner Cook Profile
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Before going any further let’s take a look at the Ann Turner Cook profile. 

Full Real name       Ann Leslie Turner
Common name Ann Turner Cook
Famous for Gerber baby
Gender Female
Date of birth 1926, 20th of November 
Place of birth Westport, Connecticut, USA
Day of birth Friday 
Date of death       2022,3rd of June 
Place of death       St. Petersburg, Florida United States
Day of birth Friday
Cause of death Illness 
Age ( at the time of death)95 yeas old
Zodiac sign         Scorpio
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Current residenceSt. Petersburg, Florida United States
Father name Leslie Turner
Mother name Not available 
SiblingsNot available 
RelativesDorothy Hope Smith
Sexual orientationStraight
Marital status Married
Husband name James Cook 
ChildrenFour children
Education qualificationGraduate 
School name Hillsborough High School
College nameUniversity of South Florida
Hobby Traveling, Music, and Dancing
ProfessionEducator and mystery novelist
Career started1966
Source of income Educator and Novelist
Salary $400,000
Net worth 2 million dollar 

Ann Turner Cook Age, Nationality, Religion, Zodiac Sign, and Ethnicity

Ann Turner Cook was 95years old as of 2022 also at the time of her death. Ann Turner Cook’s nationality was American.  Ann Turner Cook used to believe in and follow the Christianity religion. Ann Turner Cook belonged to the sign of water element which is the Scorpio star sign. Ann Turner Cook came from a White ethnicity as her dad’s American and her mom’s from London.

Ann Turner Cook’s Weight, Height, Body Measurements, And Appearance 

Ann Turner Cook’s weight was 72kg approx. Ann Turner Cook’s height was about 5 feet 5 inches approx. Unfortunately, Ann Turner Cook’s Body measurement is not available on the internet. Ann Turner Cook had a beautiful pair of blue eyes that many people were fond of. Ann Turner Cook had beautiful white hair.

Ann Turner Cook's Weight, Height, Body Measurements, And Appearance 
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Height5 feet 5 inches ( i.e. 165.1cm or 1.65m)
Weight72kg (i.e. 1.65m)
Body dimensionNot available
Eye color Blue
Hair colorwhite
Hair lengthShort

Ann Turner Cook Family and Husband 

Ann Turner Cook’s father’s name was Leslie Turner and her mother’s name is not available on the internet, unfortunately. 

Turner Cook’s Husband’s name was James Cook. Turner Cook’s Husband James Cook died in 2004 afterward Ann Turner Cook never married again. Ann Turner Cook had four children with her husband James Cook. Unfortunately, the names of the children are not available on the internet

Ann Turner Cook Career 

Ann Leslie Turner started her career in 1966 and started teaching as a literature and creative writing instructor at Oak Hill Elementary school in Florida and then at Madison Junior High School in Tampa, Florida. 

Turner was a hardworking woman who gave her all while working there with honest intention all the students there loved her, the students used to say, she was the only teacher who listened to her students.

Eventually, Ann Turner Cook’s position went up to being the school department chairwoman.  Ann Turner Cook was honored by the students who dedicated the 1972 Hillsborean  School yearbook to Ann Turner Cook who was the one to 

Sponsor the book. 

In the book, the students wrote and described her as a teacher who really communicates with the students and the only teacher who worked without any complaints. The one who stayed late, worked nights, and still with quiet efficiency supported her staff in their monumental task. 

After Ann Turner Cook retired, she became a novelist. Ann Turner Cook joined the Mystery Writers of America as a member. Ann Turner Cook was the writer of the Brandy O’Bannon series of  Mystery Novels set on Florida’s Gulf Coast. 

The adventure of Florida reporter and amateur sleuth O ‘Bannon is detailed in Trace their shadow 2001 and shadow over  Cedar key 2003.

Ann Turner  Cook Death Cause 

Ann Turner Cook Died in 2022, 3rd of June at her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.   During her death, Ann Turner Cook was 95 years old. According to the information Ann Turner Cook was suffering from the illness for quite a while although we haven’t got any exact information on the cause of the illness. Ann Turner Cook’s exact Death Cause has yet to be out in public.

Gerber was the one who announced to the public about Ann Turner Cook’s Death in an Instagram post.

Ann Turner Cook’s Net Worth

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Ann Turner Cook lived quite a luxurious life, she had her own residence and branded car. Turner Cook’s Net worth was a total of 2 million dollars USD approx. Ann Leslie Turner’s yearly salary was estimated at over $400,000.

Ann Turner Cook Social Media Presence

Leslie Turner was quite a private person who lived a Peaceful life without any drama or social media. Ann Cook is Unavailable on social media, she doesn’t have an account.