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Harold Ramis

Harold RamisBorn: 21-Nov-1944
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 24-Feb-2014
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Illness [1]

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish [2]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Film Director
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters

Co-wrote Animal House, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Meatballs, and Stripes. Directed Analyze This, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, and National Lampoon's Vacation.


[1] Autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.

[2] Raised and still considers himself Jewish, but has said that he feels like a Buddhist, and does not actively practice any religion. Interview with Clayton Neuman, AMCtv, 15 June 2009, when asked what the appeal of religion was to him, "I don't mean to offend any Christian person, I only mean to offend Jewish people, who I trust completely because I'm Jewish."

Father: Nate Ramis
Mother: Ruth (d.)
Brother: (one brother)
Wife: Anne Plotkin (m. 1967, div., one daughter)
Daughter: Violet (b. 1977)
Wife: Erica Mann (m. 7-May-1989, two sons)
Son: Julian (b. 1990)
Son: Daniel (b. 1994)

    University: BA, Washington University in St. Louis
    Trustee: Washington University in St. Louis

    Playboy Associate Editor
    Al Franken for Senate
    Hollywood Women's Political Committee
    Joe Lieberman for President
    John Kerry for President
    Midwest Values PAC
    National Neurofibromatosis Foundation Board of Directors
    Obama for America
    Obama for Illinois
    Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Second City
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Cocaine

    TELEVISION
    SCTV (1976-79, as head writer 1976-78)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Year One (18-Jun-2009)
    The Ice Harvest (3-Sep-2005)
    Analyze That (6-Dec-2002)
    Bedazzled (19-Oct-2000)
    Analyze This (5-Mar-1999)
    Multiplicity (17-Jul-1996)
    Stuart Saves His Family (12-Apr-1995)
    Groundhog Day (12-Feb-1993)
    Club Paradise (11-Jul-1986)
    National Lampoon's Vacation (29-Jul-1983)
    Caddyshack (25-Jul-1980)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Year One (18-Jun-2009)
    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (21-Dec-2007)
    Knocked Up (9-Dec-2006)
    The Last Kiss (10-Sep-2006)
    I'm with Lucy (30-Aug-2002)
    Orange County (7-Jan-2002)
    As Good As It Gets (19-Dec-1997) · Dr. Bettes
    Love Affair (21-Oct-1994)
    Airheads (5-Aug-1994) · Chris Moore
    Groundhog Day (12-Feb-1993) · Neurologist
    Ghostbusters II (16-Jun-1989) · Dr. Egon Spengler
    Stealing Home (26-Aug-1988)
    Baby Boom (17-Sep-1987) · Steven Buchner
    Ghostbusters (8-Jun-1984) · Dr. Egon Spengler
    Heavy Metal (29-Jul-1981) · Zeke [VOICE]
    Stripes (26-Jun-1981) · Russell

Official Website:
http://www.haroldramis.com/


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