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Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69
Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/24/2014 | Mark Caro

Posted on 02/24/2014 9:26:17 AM PST by Borges

Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy filmmakers when he moved his family from Los Angeles back to the Chicago area in 1996. His career was still thriving, with “Groundhog Day” acquiring almost instant classic status upon its 1993 release and 1984’s “Ghostbusters” ranking among the highest-grossing comedies of all time, but the writer-director wanted to return to the city where he’d launched his career as a Second City performer.

“There's a pride in what I do that other people share because I'm local, which in L.A. is meaningless; no one's local,” Ramis said upon the launch of the first movie he directed after his move, the 1999 mobster-in-therapy comedy “Analyze This,” another hit. “It's a good thing. I feel like I represent the city in a certain way.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: haroldramis; hollywood; obituary
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1 posted on 02/24/2014 9:26:18 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

No!!


2 posted on 02/24/2014 9:27:21 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Borges

WHOA dude working on Ghostbusters reboot


3 posted on 02/24/2014 9:29:13 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Borges

So does this mean the Ghostbusters III movie is not gonna happen?


4 posted on 02/24/2014 9:29:15 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Borges

He will be missed. He had a great sense of humor and I always enjoyed his work immensely.

Prayers up for his wife and family.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 9:29:43 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Borges
"Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning's sample, it would be a Twinkie... thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds."

Ramis will be missed.

6 posted on 02/24/2014 9:29:51 AM PST by wbill
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To: Borges

That’s creepy - I just removed him from my laptop wallpaper last week (him and Bill Murray at the Army recruiters’ office in Stripes).


7 posted on 02/24/2014 9:30:23 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Borges

Great director. Sorry to hear it.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 9:31:31 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Borges

Thanks for the laughs, sir. They were wonderful. Rest in peace.......................


9 posted on 02/24/2014 9:31:49 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Borges

Bummer. I loved his work!


10 posted on 02/24/2014 9:32:04 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Borges

R.I.P.

11 posted on 02/24/2014 9:32:35 AM PST by SIDENET
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To: Psalm 73

Egon is gone.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 9:32:47 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Psalm 73

Then you are responsible. Do not remove people from your wall paper anymore.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 9:33:57 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Psalm 73

“Lighten up, Francis.”

;>)


14 posted on 02/24/2014 9:35:11 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: Jonty30; Psalm 73

Better yet, don’t put people on your background.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 9:35:31 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Jonty30

He was great in Stripes.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 9:35:41 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Borges

RIP funny man.

17 posted on 02/24/2014 9:35:44 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Psalm 73

I loved Stripes.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 9:35:53 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: Borges

What a shame!


19 posted on 02/24/2014 9:35:57 AM PST by Constitution Day (Endeavor To Persevere)
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To: Borges

I’ve followed Ramis since his days with SCTV. His humor will be sorely missed.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 9:36:30 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Egon

“Egon, your mucous.”


21 posted on 02/24/2014 9:37:03 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Borges

Well that just made a bad day worse.


22 posted on 02/24/2014 9:37:08 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Borges; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; sickoflibs; KC_Lion; BillyBoy; Impy; Bender2

This sucks!

RIP...guy was a comedic genius.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 9:37:37 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Borges

This is getting freaky. People I grew up with that looked young in the 80s are starting to die off at semi-old age. That’s when you start truly feeling old I guess. Damn this sucks.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 9:38:07 AM PST by Monty22002
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SCTV > SNL...

Thanks for the laughs, R.I.P.

25 posted on 02/24/2014 9:38:32 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: sportutegrl
RIP Egon


26 posted on 02/24/2014 9:39:01 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GOPsterinMA; Borges; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; sickoflibs; KC_Lion; BillyBoy; Impy; Bender2

Damned shame. Funny guy. RIP


27 posted on 02/24/2014 9:39:44 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: sportutegrl

Ghostbusters III seems to be a completely cursed...


28 posted on 02/24/2014 9:40:16 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Borges

My generation are starting to die off. The loss is great.


29 posted on 02/24/2014 9:41:28 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Borges

He was always the “second” as in a duel, the for support. But, I loved his casual humor. First noticed him in Stripes, which has always been my favorite.


30 posted on 02/24/2014 9:41:28 AM PST by wizr (We are "one Nation, under God " or "one nation, trod under ". Keep the Faith.)
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To: Borges

“Son of Beach! Sheet!”


31 posted on 02/24/2014 9:42:43 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Borges

“I met her on a Monday and my heart stood still..”

Da do ron ron ron, da do ron ron...


32 posted on 02/24/2014 9:43:21 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: Borges

He either wrote, directed or acted in nearly all of my favorite comedies.


33 posted on 02/24/2014 9:44:17 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Borges

Very funny actor, RIP Mr Ramis


34 posted on 02/24/2014 9:45:24 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Borges

He was great with SCTV, as Moe Green:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75HVcA3SdcQ

RIP, Harold.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 9:47:00 AM PST by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Borges

Also co wrote Animal House and Caddyshack. What a loss to the world of comedy.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 9:47:55 AM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: joethedrummer
Ray: You mean you never even had a Slinky?
Egon: We had part of a Slinky. But I straightened it.
37 posted on 02/24/2014 9:47:55 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Borges

Vasculitis (plural: vasculitides)[1] is a group of disorders that destroy blood vessels by inflammation.[2] Both arteries and veins are affected. Lymphangitis is sometimes considered a type of vasculitis.[3] Vasculitis is primarily due to leukocyte migration and resultant damage.
Although both occur in vasculitis, inflammation of veins (phlebitis) or arteries (arteritis) on their own are separate entities.


38 posted on 02/24/2014 9:47:58 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Borges
Recruiter: Now, are either of you homosexuals?
John Winger: [John and Russell look at each other] You mean, like, flaming, or...
Recruiter: Well, it's a standard question we have to ask.
Russell Ziskey: No, we're not homosexual, but we are *willing to learn*.
John Winger: Yeah, would they send us someplace special?
Recruiter: I guess that's "no" on both. Now if you could just give Uncle Sam your autograph...

That movie still cracks me up.

Winger: C'mon, it's Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick 'em up, we zip right out again. We're not going to Moscow. It's Czechoslovakia. It's like we're going into Wisconsin.
Russell: Well, I got the s**t kicked out of me in Wisconsin once. Forget it.

Growing up in Chicago we used that line all the time.

39 posted on 02/24/2014 9:48:01 AM PST by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: Borges

40 posted on 02/24/2014 9:48:01 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Alex Murphy

Me too. Was he Canadian?


41 posted on 02/24/2014 9:48:04 AM PST by gr8eman (Neptune, Titan, stars don't frighten!)
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To: Borges

Egon Spengler: “I collect mold, spores, and fungus.”

Funny guy. Incredible comic sense.


42 posted on 02/24/2014 9:48:28 AM PST by IronJack
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To: Borges

Caddyshack
Stripes
Ghostbusters
Back to School
Groundhog Day
Analyize This

Not a bad career.


43 posted on 02/24/2014 9:49:22 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Borges

He was great with SCTV, as Moe Green:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75HVcA3SdcQ

RIP, Harold.


44 posted on 02/24/2014 9:51:31 AM PST by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Borges

“Oh, this your wife, huh? A lovely lady. Hey baby, you must’ve been something before electricity.”


45 posted on 02/24/2014 9:54:42 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The stuff he did early in his career on the old SCTV program out of Toronto was just hilarious. He wrote most of it and worked with a very talented cast (John Candy, Eugene Levy, Catherine, O’Hara, etc.)

He will be missed.


46 posted on 02/24/2014 9:55:45 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Monty22002

That’s what I was thinking. RIP, Egon!!


47 posted on 02/24/2014 9:56:58 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Borges

Aw crap. I didn’t think he was that old.


48 posted on 02/24/2014 9:57:19 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Obadiah

LOL! I just watched Caddyshack this past weekend. Too funny.


49 posted on 02/24/2014 9:59:26 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Psalm 73

That is a creepy coincidence.

Several months ago, I thought of a high school teacher I had many, many years ago. Googled him, found out some “current” info about him, and within days after that, he died. (Glad to hear this stuff does not happen only “to me”.)


50 posted on 02/24/2014 9:59:39 AM PST by NEMDF
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