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Harold Ramis dies at 69; writer, director of successful film comedies
Harold Ramis dies at 69; writer, director of successful film comedies

When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words: "What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! It ain't over now, because when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Who's with me? Let's go! Come on!" For a few comic beats, the downcast frat boys react with utter silence — exquisite moments that made one of Ramis' funniest scenes even funnier. Ramis, a grocer's son who decided he wasn't...

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