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

Joe Cocker
Age: 68
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: His Grammy-winning duet 'Up Where We Belong,' much better singles like 'Unchain My Heart' and 'You Can Leave Your Hat On,' his rather spastic movements while on stage, and great covers of the Beatles' 'With a Little Help from My Friends' and 'She Came In Through the Bathroom Window,' which earned the blessing of even the most stalwart Fab Four fans

Age: 66
Occupation: Singer, Actress and Activist
Known For: Forming Sonny & Cher with her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, their eponymous TV variety show and the hit single 'I Got You Babe,' her Oscar-winning performance in 'Moonstruck,' solo hits like 'Believe,' being the only artist to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts in each of six decades, her status as a gay icon, and being the mother of daughter-turned-son Chaz Bono

Bronson Pinchot
Age: 53
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Playing Balki on the sitcom 'Perfect Strangers,' movie roles in 'Risky Business,' 'Beverly Hills Cop,' 'The First Wives Club' and 'True Romance,' and currently hosting the DIY Network's 'The Bronson Pinchot Project,' in which he restores old homes using salvaged materials

Ted Allen
Age: 47
Occupation: Writer and Television Personality
Known For: Being the food and wine expert on 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,' authoring two cookbooks, being a longtime contributing writer to Esquire magazine, hosting the Food Network's 'Chopped,' and regularly appearing on the channel's other cooking shows

Busta Rhymes
Age: 40
Occupation: Rapper and Actor
Known For: Eleven Grammy nominations for hit singles like 'Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See,' 'What's It Gonna Be?!' and 'Pass the Courvoisier Pt. 2,' work with other artists including Eminem and Janet Jackson, and film roles in 'Shaft,' 'The Rugrats Movie,' 'Halloween: Resurrection' and 'Higher Learning'

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