A Stroll Down Comedy Lane With Comedy Icon Harold Ramis. RIP, Dr. Egon Spengler

Entertainment, Featured — February 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm by

by Babes

Harold Ramis passed away early this morning after a long battle with an illness called diverticulitis.  The accomplished actor, writer, and director is responsible for many of the greatest comedies of all time.  His accomplishments are far too many to list, but he was perhaps best known as an actor for his lovable character, Dr. Egon Spengler in the two Ghostbusters movies.
But Ramis’ real comic genius came both behind the camera as a director, and as a writer.  Some of his writing credits include Animal House,  Stripes, Meatballs, both Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Analyze This, and Analyze That.  As a director he brought us Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Multiplicity amount others.
Ramis was fantastic at playing the friend of the lead.  He was known as such a great guy in Hollywood circles and despite his comic genius he seemed to have absolutely no ego.  As an actor I loved him in of course, Ghostbusters, but also for his subtle roles in movies like Orange County, Stripes, and as Seth Rogan’s father in Knocked Up.  If you ever get a chance, Ramis was hilarious playing Alan Appleby in one of my favorite movies growing up called Stealing Home, with Mark Harmon and Jodie Foster.
Harold Ramis always came across on-screen like somebody you would love to sit down and have a beer with.  Judging from the stories of people who knew him, that’s exactly the kind of guy Ramis was.  A big supporter of theater back in his home town of Chicago, Ramis could always be found at Cubs games, or seen supporting local charities and theater projects.  Harold Ramis will be sorely missed and his influence will never be forgotten.

 

Ghostbusters:

 

Knocked Up:

 

Orange County:

 

Stripes:

 

….and as a writer and director he gave us these gems.

Caddyshack

Animal House:

 

Vacation:

 

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