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Ann Turner Cook's death at the age of 95.
Ann Turner Cook with a poster of a charcoal drawing
of her as an infant used on Gerber baby food products.

The original Gerber baby, Ann Turner Cook, passed away at the
age of 95 on Friday, June 3. The news was shared in a statement
from Gerber on Instagram.

Cook, who was born in 1926, was the model for the Gerber Baby
artwork which was seen on baby food packages of the Gerber
Products Company. She was also a mystery novelist.

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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962)

Marilyn Monroe was a model, film actress and icon. She
became one of the most popular
sex symbols of the
1950s and early 1960s.

The American Film Institute ranked her sixth  on their list
of the
greatest female screen legends from the Golden
Age of Hollywood


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Walter Botts, the Man Who Modeled Uncle Sam's Pose for J.M. Flagg's Famous  Poster ~ Vintage Everyday

The man who modeled as Uncle Sam poses in front of the iconic poster, 1970  - Rare Historical Photos

Walter Botts (1900-72)  posing as Uncle Sam in front of the
iconic poster, ca. 1970.

Artist James Montgomery Flagg referred to his own mirror image
for the portrait of “Uncle Sam” he created for the cover of the July
6, 1916 issue of Leslie’s Weekly. The figure in the long-tailed coat,
stove pipe hat and sideburns was captioned “What Are You Doing
for Preparedness?”
When asked to update the highly effective image for use in World
War 2, Flagg hired a Hoosier-born veteran who’d posed for Norman Rockwell. According to his widow’s memoir, Walter Botts was
chosen over other models for Flagg’s Army poster “because he
had the longest arms, the longest nose, and the bushiest

Botts reportedly suggested the pointing gesture when the artist
asked “Walt, what are you going to do with your long arms,
sitting there?”

James Montgomery Flagg
James Montgomery Flagg
(June 18, 1877 – May 27, 1960)

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Diahann Carroll
(Carol Diahann Johnson)
(July 17, 1935 – October 4, 2019)

Carroll was diagnosed with
breast cancer in 1997. She said the diagnosis
"stunned" her because there was no family history of breast cancer and
she had always had a healthy lifestyle. She underwent nine weeks of
radiation therapy, and was clear since. She died today in Los Angeles.

Her 1968 debut in Julia (NBC) the first series on
American television to
star a black woman in a nonstereotypical role, was a milestone both in
her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of a mixed-
race diva in the
primetime soap opera Dynasty.

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Julia, original release from September 17, 1968 – March 23, 1971

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Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
  was born in  Paris, France

Known simply as "B.B.", Bardot was one of the best-known sex symbols
of the 1950s and 1960s. She first achieved fame in the 1957 film And God
Created Woman.

Before she retired in 1973, Bardot appeared in the 1963 film Le Mépris
and in the 1965 film Viva Maria!.

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