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Harold Allen Ramis

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Death: February 24, 2014 (69)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States (complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis)
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Son of Nathan Ramis and Ruth Ramis
Husband of <private> Ramis (Mann)
Ex-husband of <private> Ramis (Plotkin)
Father of <private> Ramis; <private> Ramis and Private User
Brother of <private> Ramis

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About Harold 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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November 21, 1944
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
February 24, 2014
Age 69
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States