Bill Murray in 'Groundhog Day'; Harold Ramis in 'Ghostbusters'; Chevy Chase in 'Caddyshack' (Everett)
Harold Ramis, perhaps best known for his role as Egon Spengler, the brainiest and most hilariously understated of the "Ghostbusters," died today from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, according to Chicago Tribune. He was 69.
The man who made us imagine a Twinkie that was "35 feet long, weighing approximately 600 pounds," claimed that "Print is dead" back in 1984 and taught us never to "cross the streams" has left behind quite the Hollywood legacy, as he's one of the creative forces behind not only "Ghostbusters" but also quite a few of the other greatest comedies of all time.
Here are the highlights of Harold Ramis' career as a writer, director and actor, in order of release.
1. "Second City Television (SCTV)" (1976-1981)
Harold Ramis was the head writer on the groundbreaking television series during its first seasonRead More »from Harold Ramis’s 14 Greatest Contributions to Hollywood