Harold Ramis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Harold Ramis

American actor, director, and writer specializing in comedy

Date of Birth: 21-Nov-1944

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 24-Feb-2014

Profession: screenwriter, writer, comedian, film director, film producer, director, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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About Harold Ramis

  • Harold Allen Ramis (; November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, comedian, director and writer.
  • His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981); he also co-wrote those films.
  • As a director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999).
  • Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV, on which he also performed, as well as a co-writer of Groundhog Day and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978).
  • The final film that he wrote, produced, directed, and acted in was Year One (2009). Ramis's films influenced subsequent generations of comedians comedy writers actors and singers.
  • Filmmakers and actors including Jay Roach, Jake Kasdan, Adam Sandler, Peter and Bobby Farrelly have cited his films as among their favorites.
  • Along with Danny Rubin, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for Groundhog Day.

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