Singer Katy Perry Celebrates 38th Birthday Today


Garrett Backstrom is 27 (“Hello Herman,” “The Motel Life,” “Lab Rats”)

Michael Boatman is 58 (“China Beach,” “Spin City,” “The Good Wife”)

Adam Goldberg is 52 (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Zodiac,” Fargo”)

Josh Henderson is 41 (“Desperate Housewives,” “Step Up,” “Dallas”)

Craig Robinson is 51 (“The Office,” “Pineapple Express,” “Zack and Miri Make a Porno”) (FAST FACT: He worked as a music teacher in Chicago before taking improv classes at Second City)

Marion Ross is 94 (“Happy Days”)

The late Jeanne Cooper (1928 – 2013)…she would have been 94 (“Young & The Restless”) (FAST FACT: Her son is actor Corbin Bernsen)


Yes frontman Jon Anderson is 78

Ciara is 37 (FAST FACTS: She founded the girl group Hearsay with her friends when she was a teenager. She married Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson July 2016)

Sawyer Brown’s Mark Miller is 64

Katy Perry is 38 (FAST FACT: Perry grew up with strict Pentecostal Christian parents and she wasn't even allowed to watch “The Smurfs” or read “Harry Potter.” Ironically enough, in July 2011 Katy made her film debut as Smurfette in “The Smurfs.” She’s been partnered with Orlando Bloom since 2016 and they welcome daughter Daisy in 2020)

Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson is 52

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ (and Chickenfoot) drummer Chad Smith is 61 (FAST FACT: In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates. His daughter, Ava Maybee, appeared on “American Idol.” She made it into the top 14)

Arrested Development’s Speech is 54 (his mama knows him as Todd Thomas)

Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton is 75

Former Hinder frontman Austin Winkler is 41

Chely Wright is 53

The late Minnie Pearl (1912-1996) (Born as Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, Minnie secured America’s affection for her with $1.98 price tag that always hung from her hat and her greeting of “howDEEEE!” Minnie appeared on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and on the classic TV show, “Hee Haw” from 1969 to 1991.)

The late Helen Reddy (1941 – 2020) ...she would have been 82 (After starting her career in his native Australia at the age of four, Reddy enjoyed international success – especially in the United States – in he 70’s. She placed 15 singles on the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 with six making the top 10 and three reaching number one, including her signature hit "I Am Woman.")


Magician/Escapologist Andrew Basso is 37 (He is known as The Escapologist as well as the Rock Star of Magic, starring in the enormously popular magic show, The Illusionists. In 2009, he became founder and president of the Prestige Magic Academy in Italy, an organization devoted to training youngsters in the art of magic)

TV personality Samantha Bee is 53

Voice actor Nancy Cartwright is 65 (She’s voices seven characters on “The Simpsons,” including Bart Simpson – and she’s an avowed Scientologist)

MLB All Star pitcher Pedro Martinez is 50 (FAST FACTS: He won the Cy Young award 3 times in his career. Martinez reached the 3,000 strikeout mark in fewer innings than any pitcher except Randy Johnson, and is the only pitcher to compile over 3,000 strikeouts with less than 3,000 innings pitched.)

The late composer Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) (Composer of the immortal operatic masterpiece "Carmen" one of his only successes – he died of a heart attack before it became a hit)

The late artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) (FAST FACT: He co-founded the Cubist movement and co-invented several new styles of art, including constructed sculpture, collage, and the plastic art)

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