02-24-2014, 08:13 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member Number: 728
Thanked 8,504 Times in 3,739 Posts
Re: Harold Ramis Died :-(
Originally Posted by Bane
He's largely behind a lot of Bill Murray's early success, but unfortunately I feel like the general audiences won't even bat much of an eye at this one. Which is a goddamned shame..
Agreed that if you have been out of the public eye fame is fleeting.
Harold Ramis and Bill Murray had been estranged for years
After [Groundhog Day] wrapped, Murray stopped speaking to Ramis. Some of the pair’s friends believe that Murray resents how large a role Ramis had in creating the Murray persona.
Michael Shamberg, a Hollywood producer who has known Ramis since college and who used to let Murray sleep on his couch, says, “Bill owes everything to Harold, and he probably has a thimbleful of gratitude.”
But fortunately it appears Murray visited before his death
Ramis was quiet about his illness, but friends did visit, including brothers and Second City castmates Bill Murray, from whom he'd been estranged for years, and Brian Doyle-Murray, who appeared in seven Ramis movies.
“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” - H.L. Mencken