Harold Ramis passed away today at the age of 69. The actor, director and writer had an immeasurable impact on modern comedy, but he was perhaps best known to audiences as Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters. In addition to being a well-known comedian, Ramis influenced comedy behind-the-scenes. He was the director of now legendary comedies like Caddyshack and Groundhog Day and wrote the scripts for films such as Ghostbusters and Meatballs. Contemporary comedy heavyweights such as Judd Apatow have cited him as a major comedy influence and Ramis even appeared in a cameo as Seth Rogen‘s father in Knocked Up.
Harold Ramis co-wrote National Lampoon’s Animal House, directed Groundhog Day, and was one of the Ghostbusters. Goldie Hawn danced on Laugh-In, won an Oscar for Cactus Flower and was the executive producer of Private Benjamin, her biggest hit. Both comedy legends were born on November 21st, but which one is older? Click on the photo to find out.