Skip to comments.Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69
Posted on 02/24/2014 9:58:28 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Harold Ramis was one of Hollywoods 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 hed 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."
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Allen is a talented, comic genius and does not belong on the list with Moore.
“Who you gonna call?!”
Guy was funny as hell.
Rest in Peace
A brilliant comic mind... RIP.
ABC News reported he died from “complications of auto-immune inflation disease.
I guess it is not politically correct to use a specific acronym that might implies Harold was a homosexual?
Producer (15 credits)
Maybe. Maybe not, but he was willing to learn...(Stripes reference)
Ramis, a longtime North Shore resident, was surrounded by family when he died at 12:53 a.m. from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica Mann Ramis said.
Not a homosexual(Rolls eyes)
What a shame; he was far too young to die. RIP.
Cletus rolled his eyes, also.
His daughter was in ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’. She was the little girl who couldn’t talk because she didn’t have a tongue.
LOL Daisy Mae....but whistles like a bird and eats like a horse.
The man was married twice to women and has a bunch of children. It has nothing to do with politcal correctness when someone posts a nasty rumor on a memorial thread because they are too lazy to google "harold ramis" and read about his life and/or his disease, which was disclosed by his WIFE.
There is a wide range of diseases that are classified as autoimmune disorders. His was vasculitis, and inflammation of the blood vessels having nothing whatsoever to do with any STDs. Other common autoimmune diseases most Americans have in their families are thyroid trouble, lupus, arthritis, and many others.
And what stoppped ABC from adding a single sentence or phrase to say his demise had nothing to do with the homosexual lifestyle?
Correct acronym or not, i’d expect the journo-listas to make it clear. We are dealing with low-info folks; and...
Because, not there is anything WRONG with that!
Please re-read what I posted and use some critical assessment instead of “knee-jerk” crticism.
HINT: I was posting regarding the use of certain terms and not at all concerning the deceased; the “hoops” the media types are required to “jump through” are assumptively ridiculous.
No. But he was willing to learn.
Note that the query you copied to the post (in italics) is not mine.
I was addressing the humor of the press that uses certain terms to avoid the impression of being “incorrect”.
RIP Harold. A comedy genius.
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