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Birthplace: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Death: Died in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Cause of death: complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis
Managed by: Brent David DeGraff
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

    • Erica
      wife
    • Daniel
      son
    • Julian
      son
    • Anne
      ex-wife
    • Private User
      daughter
    • Ruth
      mother
    • Nathan
      father
    • Steven
      brother

About Harold Allen Ramis

Harold Allen Ramis (November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was 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 co-wrote. As a writer/director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999).

Ramis was born in Chicago, Illinois to Ruth (née Cokee) and Nathan Ramis, shopkeepers who owned the store Ace Food & Liquor Mart. He was Ukrainian and Polish Jewish descent.

Ramis married artist Anne Plotkin on July 2, 1967 in San Francisco, California, with whom he would have a daughter, Violet Ramis (born 1977). Ramis and Plotkin separated in 1984 and later divorced.

In 1989, Ramis married Erica Mann, the daughter of director Daniel Mann and actress Mary Kathleen Williams. They had two sons Julian Arthur and Daniel Hayes.

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Harold Ramis's Timeline

1944
November 21, 1944
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
1967
July 2, 1967
Age 22
1984
1984
Age 39
1989
May 7, 1989
Age 44
2014
February 24, 2014
Age 69
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States