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Harold Ramis Chicago born raised actor writer director died Monday Feb. 24 after long illness. Ramis best known for films

Harold Ramis, the Chicago born and raised actor, writer and director, died Monday, Feb. 24, after a long illness. Ramis, best known for films such as “Ghostbusters,” “Stripes,” “Caddyshack and Groundhog Day” was 69. | Sun-Times file photo

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Updated: February 24, 2014 8:37PM

If they had a Cooperstown for comedic filmmakers, Harold Ramis would have been a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Ramis had a hand in some of the most successful, enduring, influential and flat-out funny comedies of the last half-century. The Chicago born and raised actor, writer and director died Monday. He was 69.


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