Harold Ramis Dead at 69...

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  1. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    Harold Ramis, one of Tinseltown’s most successful comedy movie-makers with acting credits that include “Ghostbusters” and “Stripes,” died Monday at the age of 69.

    His wife Erica Mann Ramis said he passed from a long illness, the Chicago Tribune reported. He was also known for his writing and directing work on blockbusters “Caddyshack” and “Groundhog Day.”

    His health problems began in mid-2010, after surgery for diverticulitis which brought on complications related to the autoimmune disease, the Tribune reported. He spent four months learning to walk again at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, before transferring to a rehabilitation facility in Chicago.

    He regained his strength — and walking abilities — a year and a half later, but then suffered a relapse and never completely recovered, the Tribune reported.

    Among his comedy credits: “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” and “Analyze This.”

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    He also leaves behind a reputation as being an overall good person.



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  2. HeavyBarrel

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    Wow.....big fan of his.
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Ghostbusters--now there is a franchise that could be a cool reboot.
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  4. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    RIP. Comic genius.
  5. Gonhoz

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  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Wow loved his work this is sad. :(

    RIP Harold.
  7. ologan

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    I consider a lot of his body of work to be unmatched, namely "Animal House" and " Caddyshack", which I consider true classics. RIP!
  8. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Agree and there are many more such as Meatballs, Stripes, SCTV, etc.
  9. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    My fav is Groundhog Day. Also liked Year One (unrated version).

    He was a genius and will be missed.
  10. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Liked them both too. Too many to give the proper accolades too here, he was one of a kind.
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  13. diehard2294

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    Rip Harold loved his work

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