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Grace Gavilanes
Oct 02, 2014 @ 9:31 am

Today, Kelly Ripa rings in her 44th year! It's been a long road for the talk show host, who made her first foray into television in 1990 upon joining the cast of All My Children. After more than a decade on the hit daytime soap opera, Ripa turned her sights to hosting and joined Live with Regis and Kelly, most recently called Live with Kelly and Michael following longtime co-host Regis Philbin's retirement. It's been a long (and successful!) road for the star, whose peppy personality still makes us smile every morning. Happy birthday, Kelly!

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