Today Daniel Handler is 50. Today is also the birthday of John Turturro, Gilbert Gottfried, Bernadette Peters, Mercedes Ruehl, Gavin MacLeod, Tommy Tune, Mike Figgis, Rory Cochrane, Geoffrey Arend, Guy Maddin, Paul Krugman, Robert Sean Leonard, Rae Dawn Chong, and the late Zero Mostel, Charles Durning, Brian Jones, Vincente Minnelli, Bubba Smith, Don Francks, Billie Bird, and Ben Hecht. Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson died 43 years ago in 1977 at age 71. Ishiro Honda died 27 years ago in 1993 at age 81. Jane Russell died eleven years ago in 2011 at age 89.