‘Ghostbusters’ Star Harold Ramis Dies at 69
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Harold Ramis, best known as an actor in “ Ghostbusters” and “ Stripes” and a writer/director for “ Caddyshack” and “ Groundhog Day” died Monday died today from complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis, a disease he battled for four years. He was 69.
Born in Chicago, Il, Ramis got his start at the famed  Second City improvisational group and made his big Hollywood breakthrough in 1978 when he co-wrote “National Lampoon’s  Animal House,” starring  John Belushi.
He went on to co-write and star opposite  Bill Murray in “ Stripes” (1981), “ Ghostbusters” (1984) and “ Ghostbusters II” (1989). He later co-wrote and made his directorial debut with  Caddyshack(1980), followed by “National Lampoon’s  Vacation” (1983).  
Ramis most recently directed the 2009 comedy “ Year One” starring  Jack Black and  Michael Ceraand was also seen opposite  Seth Rogen in  Judd Apatow’s box office hit “ Knocked Up.”
A trailblazer in the comedy world, Ramis was the recipient of the American Comedy Award, »

- Alex Stedman

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