Harold Ramis: A look back at memorable performances

Director Harold Ramis died Feb. 24, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. He was 69. (Donna Ward/Abaca Press/MCT)

Director Harold Ramis died Feb. 24, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. He was 69. (Donna Ward/Abaca Press/MCT)

Actor, writer and director Harold Ramis, known as the “Buddha of Comedy,” died Feb. 24 at age 69.

Ramis had a hand in some of today’s most enduring comedies. He started his career with Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, where he met Bill Murray and John Belushi, before moving on with them to the National Lampoon Show in New York. Director Judd Apatow has cited him as an influence and an inspiration.

A look back at some of the most memorable movies he wrote for, directed or acted in:

Writing/ directing credits:

“National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978)

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“Caddyshack” (1980)

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“National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983)

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“Groundhog Day” (1993)

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“Analyze This” (1999)

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Acting:

“Stripes” (1981)

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“Ghostbusters” (1984)

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“Knocked Up” (2007)

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