Monday, February 24, 2014

Tribute To A Man That Brought Joy To Generations

You will be missed Harold Allen Ramis.

Harold Allen Ramis (November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, director, and writer specializing in comedy. Harold got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters. Ramis's films have influenced subsequent generations of comedians and comedy writers. Filmmakers Jay Roach, Jake Kasdan, Adam Sandler, and Peter and Bobby Farrelly have cited his films as amongst their favorites. Ramis was married twice and had three children. In May 2010, Ramis contracted an infection that resulted in complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. He lost the ability to walk, but after relearning to do so, he suffered a relapse of the disease in late 2011. On February 24, 2014, Ramis died at his Chicago home from complications arising from vasculitis. He was 69 years old.

Some of his illustrious filmography consists of:
1981StripesRussell ZiskeyWriter
1981Heavy MetalZekeVoice
1983National Lampoon's VacationMarty MooseVoice
1984GhostbustersDr. Egon SpenglerWriter
1987Baby BoomSteven Bochner
1988Stealing HomeAlan Appleby
1989Ghostbusters IIDr. Egon SpenglerWriter
1990The Earth Day SpecialDr. Elon Spengler (Brother of Egon)
1993Groundhog DayNeurologistWriter, director, producer
1994AirheadsChris Moore
1994Love AffairSheldon Blumenthal
1997As Good as It GetsDr. Martin Bettes
1999Analyze ThisWriter, director, producer
2000High FidelityRob's DadScenes deleted
2002Analyze ThatWriter, director, producer
2002Orange CountyDon Durkett
2006The Last KissProfessor Bowler
2007Knocked UpBen's Dad
2007Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryL’Chai’m
2009Year OneAdamWriter, director, co-producer
2009Ghostbusters: The Video GameDr. Egon SpenglerVoice

I'm not sure if this will be viewed as honoring his memory or not but I figured I grew up on the Ghostbuster movies and franchise as a whole so I should do a little bit to share it with the world. Like legit I had Ghostbusters toys, lunch boxes and underwear; don't judge me... Anywhore for your viewing/sharing/downloading pleasure Ghostbusters 1 and Ghostbusters 2. If you wanna go the extra mile feel free to buy the DVD set for someone or watch them on Netflix with someone but share in the entertainment of a classic movie franchise.

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