Harold Ramis was an American actor and director born in 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. Ramis co-wrote or acted in films such as the Ghostbusters movie franchise, Stripes, Groundhog Day, Year One, Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Animal House, and Meatballs. Ramis also wrote material for the television shows Second City Television, Delta House, and The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me. He was elected tot he St. Louis Walk of Fame in 2004 and earned the Austin Film Festival’s Distinguished Screenwriter Award in 2005. In 2014, Ramis died from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 69. He was married to Erica Mann and had three children.