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Harold Ramis
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Harold Allen Ramis

(1944-11-21)November 21, 1944
Died February 24, 2014(2014-02-24) (aged 69)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, writer
Years active 1969–2010
Anne Plotkin (m. 1967–1984)

Erica Mann (m. 1989–2014)
Children 3

Harold Allen Ramis (November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American comedic actor, director, producer and writer. His best known movie roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981), both movies he co-wrote. He also wrote and directed Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993) and Analyze This (1999).

Ramis was born in Chicago, Illinois to a Jewish family. He was married to San Francisco artist Anne Plotkin from 1967 until their divorce. They had a daughter, Violet, whose godfather is actor Bill Murray. He later married Erica Mann in 1989. They had two sons: Julian Arthur and Daniel Hayes.

Ramis died from an infection of the blood vessel (vasculitis) at his home in North Shore, Chicago. He was 69.

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