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Harold Allen Ramis (born November 21, 1944) is an American actor, director, and writer, specializing in comedy. His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981), both of which he also co-wrote. As a writer/director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999). Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV (in which he also performed), and one of three screenwriters for the film National Lampoon's Animal House (1978).

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A memorial to recently deceased actor Harold Ramis is seen outside the Hook & Ladder 8 Firehouse in New York
A memorial to recently deceased actor Harold Ramis is seen outside the Hook & Ladder 8 Firehouse in New York
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  • Ivan Reitman will not direct Ghostbusters sequel

    New York City : NY : USA | 1 month ago

    Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman has said he will not direct the forthcoming third installment in the film franchise, following the death of original star Harold Ramis . Reitman, who directed the ...

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    Sony is planning an early 2015 production start for the film. Ivan Reitman has stepped down from the director's chair for Sony's Ghostbusters reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Reitman, 67, ...

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Harold Ramis News Stories

  • 'Caddyshack': How crucial to golf history?

      News Source: Orlando Sentinel Online | 2 days ago
    Select a date range Create a custom date range Staff writer 1:07 p.m. EDT , April 21, 2014 Harold Ramis , the late director of "Caddyshack," will be saluted by Golf Channel Monday (tonight). "In Play With Jimmy Roberts" offers a segment about Ramis
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      News Source: CNN | 2 days ago
    Country singer Kevin Sharp died from "complications due to cancer" on April 19, his mother told CNN...Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who was wrongly convicted of a triple murder in New Jersey in the 1960s, has died in
  • The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: ‘Ghostbusters'

      News Source: EW - PopWatch | 5 days ago
    Needless to say, Ghostbusters came, saw, and kicked some ass at the box office...It was part Thriller, part Macarena.) Murray's quips were recited over and over and over between friends of all ages, and Ghostbusters toys, lunch boxes, and breakfast

Harold Ramis Blogs

  • Remembering Harold Ramis | Dryden Theatre

      Blog Source: dryden.eastmanhouse.org | 4 days ago
    On February 24, 2014, Hollywood lost one of its greatest modern comedic minds. Quiet, modest, but always hilarious, Harold Ramis was a triple threat: an accomplished actor, writer, and director. Always multifarious, Ramis balanced his ...
  • Byliner Sees Huge Opportunity in Second Serial Rights | ...

      Blog Source: publishingperspectives.com | 4 days ago
    “One example is a piece Tad wrote, a profile of Harold Ramis, that on the day Ramis died, became the most tweeted Harold Ramis link of the following two days,” says Nash. “Typically when someone has a chapter in a book or a magazine 10 ...
  • Groundhog Day | Dryden Theatre

      Blog Source: dryden.eastmanhouse.org | 4 days ago
    (Harold Ramis, US 1993, 101 min., 35mm). Harold Ramis. As philosophical as it is funny, Harold Ramis's existentialist comedy was a huge hit upon its release in 1993. Starring Ramis favorite Bill Murray as an arrogant, self-obsessed ...

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