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The Second City comic was great in front of the camera. He also developed a substantial body of work behind it.

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Harold Ramis in an undated file photo as the hapless Moe Green, SCTV station manager.


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Harold Ramis, left, and Jim Blum in a 1969 photo from The Second City archives


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From left, director Harold Ramis, Robert de Niro and Billy Crystal on the set of Analyze That (2002).


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In this handout from the Northwestern University Press, Joe Flaherty, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Judy Morgan and Jim Fisher appear in the 1972 Second City classic "Funeral" from "43rd Parallel or Macabre and Mrs. Miller" in Chicago. The scene depicts mourners snickering at a funeral for a man who drowned in a can of Van Camp's pork and beans, as the wife and minister look on.


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In this Dec. 12, 2009 file photo, actor and director Harold Ramis, middle, along with actors from left, Joe Flaherty, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Judy Morgan, standing, and Jim Belushi break out in laughter as they perform a skit on stage to celebrate The Second City's 50th anniversary in Chicago.

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From left, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in Ghostbusters (1984).


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Bill Murray and Harold Ramis in Stripes (1981).


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Harold Ramis, left, and Jack Black in Year One (2009).


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Seth Rogen, left, and Harold Ramis in Knocked Up (2007).


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Director Harold Ramis, left, and John Cusack on the set of The Ice Harvest (2005).


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