Sad news today with the passing of actor/writer/director Harold Ramis, who died surrounded by family, at the age of 69. Ramis was one of the true comic greats in Hollywood. He is best known for his role of Egon Spengler in 1984’s Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel.
To only know of Ramis from that one role is a gross understatement of how legendary he was to the world of comedy. Besides acting in Stripes, Ghostbusters, Orange County, Knocked Up and many other roles, he wrote Animal House, Meatballs, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Back to School, Groundhog Day, Analyze This and its sequel Analyze That as well as many other credits to his name.
His directing chops were just as robust getting behind the camera for Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Groundhog Day, Analyze This/That and more.
When you stack up his resume with John Hughes these two men basically ran the comedy game in Hollywood for over a decade.
Our condolences go out to his family. He will be greatly missed.
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