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Harold Ramis mourned by many including fan and actor Al Quinn (Photos)

On Feb. 25, 2014, fans of award-winning actor, writer and director Harold Ramis contacted Examiner.com to share their memories and feelings about the comedic actor. Among them was actor Al Quinn, 84, who resides in Fort Myers, Fla. Ramis, 69, died on Feb. 24.

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Harold Ramis in 2009, Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for The Second City
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Harold Ramis in 2010, Photo: Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images

"Harold Ramis worked in a mental institution in St. Louis for seven months. He later said of his time working there that it '...prepared me well for when I went out to Hollywood to work with actors. People laugh when I say that, but it was actually very good training. And not just with actors, it was good training for just living in the world. It's knowing how to deal with people… " - IMDb

Al Quinn, did you work with Harold Ramis, and if not how do you remember him?

"Since I've been in the entertainment business for over half a century, Harold and I might have run into each other along the way, but no, I can't say we ever met. However, I have enjoyed his work for years."

What is your favorite movie he was a part of?

"I liked his work, as I like comedy, and that is what he excelled at. I'd have to say my favorite movie he was associated with would be 'Caddyshack,' no, 'Stripes,' no, 'Analyze This,' no.... they're all my favorites!

I especially liked him in 'Ghostbusters,' along with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Rick Moranis. He, they all, made me laugh."

Harold Ramis will remain a part of Hollywood history, and he was a man who could make you laugh. Some of his comedic film projects include:

  • "Caddyshack"
  • "Ghostbusters"
  • "Groundhog Day"
  • "Stripes"
  • "National Lampoon's Animal House"
  • "Analyze This" (and more)

Ramis was associated with all the above as either an actor, writer or director. Go to IMDb to match which hat Ramis wore in each film, and also to learn about his life, accomplishments, health issues and death.

Condolences go out to Harold Ramis' family and friends. The world will miss him. Enjoy video on "Harold Ramis."

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