And so it’s adieu to Harold Ramis, the writer, director and sometime actor who will be forever remembered as nerdy Egon Spengler from the Ghostbusters movies. A significant comedic talent, Ramis was active as a director throughout the ’80s, ’90s and into the millennium with films such as Caddyshack, Groundhog Day (perfectly partnering friend and co-star Bill Murray) and Analyze This. Not a naturally gifted performer he was nonetheless a superb writer with an ear for wisecracking dialogue, often seized upon by Murray, Dan Ackroyd and Billy Crystal. He also made Robert De Niro funny – not an easy trick.
Farewell to Harold Ramis, dead at 69