Margo Elizabeth Cogan Baker, 60, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2013, at her home. she was an entertainment producer for Baker Arts in Mint Hill, a company she ran with her husband, Stuart Daniel Baker, a musician and actor.
A Life of Creativity and Collaboration
Margo Baker was born on August 27, 1952, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Robert Earl Cogan and Helen Frances Tipton Huffman, who survives. She had two sisters, Mindy Clary and Marla Cogan. She moved to North Carolina in 1988, where she met her husband, Stuart, who is also known as Danny Baker or Unknown Hinson, a country rock singer and voice actor for the animated series Squidbillies.
Margo Baker was a talented and versatile entertainment producer, who worked on various projects such as music videos, documentaries, commercials, and live shows. She was the executive producer of the documentary Unknown Hinson: The King of Country Western Troubadours, which won the Best Documentary Award at the 2006 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. She also produced the music video for Unknown Hinson’s song “I Cleaned Out a Room (In My Trailer for You)”, which was featured on CMT. She was also involved in the production of the TV show Squidbillies, where her husband voiced the main character, Early Cuyler.
Margo Baker was not only a producer, but also a supporter and promoter of local artists and musicians. She helped organize and sponsor events such as the Mint Hill Madness Festival, the Mint Hill Arts Center, and the Mint Hill Rockin’ the Hill Concert Series. She was also a member of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Mint Hill Historical Society.
A Legacy of Love and Inspiration
Margo Baker’s death was a huge loss for the entertainment industry, but her legacy lives on in the works she produced, the artists she supported, and the people she touched. She was remembered and honored by her family, friends, colleagues, and fans, who expressed their condolences and tributes online and in person.
She is survived by her husband, Stuart Daniel Baker, and her daughter, Dorian. She was buried at the Fairview Memorial Park in Albemarle, NC.
Margo Baker was a creative and collaborative entertainment producer, who left a lasting impact on the world. She was a loving and generous wife, mother, sister, and friend, who inspired many with her passion and vision.