|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1944|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 2014|
American Actor, Writer, Director. Ramis, who earned a degree in English literature in 1967 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, worked a number of jobs, including working as a substitute teacher, before landing a position at Playboy magazine as a jokes editor and eventually became an associate editor there before leaving to join the famous improvisational comedy troupe Second City in 1969. As a member of the group, he became known for his sharp intellect and quick ad-libs and by the mid-1970s, he had joined their television show, SCTV, as a writer and performer. In the late 1970s, he co-wrote the screenplay for the hit college comedy 'National Lampoon's Animal House' (1978), which starred John Belushi and was directed by John Landis. He then co-wrote one of the most popular comedies of the 1979, 'Meatballs', starring Bill Murray. He made his directorial debut with 'Caddyshack' (1980), starring veteran stand-up performer Rodney Dangerfield. Among other films he wrote were 'Stripes' (1981), 'Ghostbusters' (1984), 'Back to School' (1986), 'Groundhog Day' (1993) and 'Analyze This' (1999). (bio by: Louis M.)
Nathan Ramis (1915 - 2009)
Ruth Cokee Ramis (1919 - 2001)
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Record added: Feb 24, 2014
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