By this point, there are already many eloquent obituaries that have been written about the recently deceased and truly gifted director/writer/actor Harold Ramis – so here, my hope is simply to offer a brief tribute in the way I’d imagine he’d most like to have been remembered: namely, through his work itself.
Obviously, it’s not easy to choose selections when you’re talking about the creator of Animal House, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters and Stripes (to cite just a handful of titles). There’s literally just too much goodness. But… with that acknowledged, first a few worthy biographical links and then some classic clips below.
This is a man who will truly be missed.
- Reflections from Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and others . . .
- The New York Times . . .
- The LA Times . . .
- Variety . . .