"Ghostbuster's Daughter"

Jun 13, 2018

In The Moment ... June 13, 2018 Show 357 Hour 1 

Credit Penguin Random House

When Harold Ramis died in 2014, he left behind millions of fans who cherished his work as an actor, writer and director of comedy classics like Animal House, Caddyshack, Vacation, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters.  His movies are filled with satire, original storytelling, and quotable lines.

While working on the stage and on radio with The Second City and National Lampoon, Ramis performed alongside comedy icons like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Christopher Guest, Gilda Radner and Joe Flaherty.

In the late 70s, Ramis left the SCTV television program to pursue a film career.  He co-wrote the raucous Animal House with National Lampoon magazine's Doug Kenney, beginning a string of films, many of which endure today.

Among the millions of fans that miss Harold Ramis is his daughter, Violet Ramis Stiel.  As messages came to her from unkown fans of Harold after his death, Violet grew to realize how much he meant to people outside his personal circle.  She decided to write Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis.  It's a hilarious and heartwarming account of his life, work, legacy - and relationship with Violet.