Cyndi Lauper turned 60, and is one of several to celebrate birthdays today.
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper just wants to have fun, and we’ve known that since the ’80s, and she’s still having fun as she tours the US (currently in Scottsdale, AZ for the “She’s So Unusual” Tour) and turns the ripe age of 60. This girl has seriously aged well, as you would have trouble telling that she’s a day over 40. Cyndi is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBT rights activist with a career still going strong after nearly 50 years.
Cyndi Lauper was born to proud mother “Catrine Dominique”, who has regularly shown up in her music videos. Cyndi was raised Roman Catholic, learning to play the acoustic guitar with an instrument her sister had given her at the age of 12. This was when she started to write her own lyrics and eventually launched her musical career with the debut album She’s So Unusual. The album spawned four instant hits with “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, “Time After Time”, “She Bop”, and “All Through the Night.” The album won her Best New Artist at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985.
To this day, Cyndi Lauper continues to rock the music industry as one of the oldest and most successful pop artists of all time, up there with Michael Jackson, Madonna, and rocker Ozzy Osbourne, to name a few.
Other notable personalities celebrating a birthday today include:
- Actor Ralph Waite (The Waltons) is 85.
- Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson (Blade) is 77.
- Actor David L. Lander (Squiggy on Laverne and Shirley) is 66.
- Singer Alan Osmond of The Osmonds is 64.
- Actress Meryl Streep is 64.
- Actress Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman, Warehouse 13) is 64.
- Bassist Derek Forbes of Simple Minds is 57.
- Bassist Garry Beers of INXS is 56.
- Bassist Alan Anton of Cowboy Junkies is 54.
- Actress Tracy Pollan is 53.
- Singer Mike Edwards of Jesus Jones is 49.
- Singer Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies is 43.
- Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) is 42.
- TV host Carson Daly is 40.
- Guitarist Chris Traynor of Helmet is 40.
- Actor Donald Faison (Scrubs) is 39.
- Actress Lecy Goranson (Roseanne) is 39.
- TV personality Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) is 34.
- Actress Lindsay Ridgeway (Boy Meets World) is 28.
Happy Birthday Cyndi Lauper! Who are you favorite celebrities who celebrated their birthday today?
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