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Ramis, who was a comedy movie institution, hailed from Chicago, to which he always remained loyal. He filmed his revered and quintessential film, Groundhog Day, in Woodstock, IL and lived in the Chicagoland area all of his life. Known to most for his acting work in the Ghostbusters films, Ramis’ true calling was as a comedy writer and director…which is where he made his biggest mark in cinema. His early film relationship with fellow Chicagoland native Bill Murray produced such iconic films as Caddyshack, Meatballs and Stripes, in addition to the above-mentioned Groundhog Day. Ramis will be truly missed in the film world and the comedy world.

Check out these Harold Ramis movies at the Niles Public Library:

Airheads (actor)

Analyze This (writer, director)

Analyze That (writer, director)

Animal House (writer) (also on Blu-ray)

As Good As it Gets (actor)

Back to School (writer)

Caddyshack (writer, director)

Caddyshack II (writer, actor)

Ghostbusters (writer, actor)

Groundhog Day (writer, actor, director)

The Ice Harvest (director)

Knocked Up (actor)

The Last Kiss (actor)

Love Affair (1994) (actor)

Multiplicity (director)

National Lampoon’s Vacation (director)

Walk Hard (actor)

Year One (writer, actor, director)

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About Cecilia C.

I order the DVDs, Blu-rays, and Audiobooks at the Niles Library. I love movies almost as much as I love being a librarian. Also, I am an Anglophile, Hitchcock-phile, destined to move to London/England one day, loves to travel (Europe), loves to read, wishes for some more time to write.

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