Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Joan Collins

Age: 79

Occupation: Actress

Known For: Playing the heavily shoulder-padded Alexis Colby on the 1980s prime-time soap ‘Dynasty,’ earlier work in the movies ‘The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing’ and ‘Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!,’ being the sister of novelist Jackie Collins, and never shying away from a good catfight


Age: 38

Occupation: Singer and Songwriter

Known For: Pop singles like ‘Who Will Save Your Soul,’ ‘You Were Meant for Me’ and ‘Foolish Games,’ country singles including ‘Stronger Woman’ and ‘I Do,’ being a judge on ‘Nashville Star,’ and her marriage to pro rodeo cowboy Ty Murray

Drew Carey

Age: 54

Occupation: Actor, Comedian and Game Show Host

Known For: Starring in the sitcom ‘The Drew Carey Show,’ hosting ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ and ‘The Price Is Right,’ being a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, and truly feeling that Cleveland does indeed rock

Shelly West

Age: 54

Occupation: Singer

Known For: Her hit country duets with David Frizzell including ‘You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma’ and ‘I Just Came Here to Dance,’ solo hits like ‘José Cuervo’ and ‘Flight 309 to Tennessee,’ and being the daughter of legendary country star Dottie West

Ken Jennings

Age: 38

Occupation: Brainiac

Known For: Setting a record after winning 74 straight games on ‘Jeopardy!’ and racking up more than $2.5 million in prize money, writing books including ‘Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days,’ running a popular blog, and showcasing his dry wit in frequent columns for several publications