브루클린 태생의 웃긴 사람이 자신의 Aventura에서 자연사했습니다., 수요일 플로리다 홈, 그의 아들 told the Hollywood Reporter.
A Bensonhurst native, Metrano began his career studying acting with Stella Adler and John Cassavetes and doing stand-up in the Catskills, according to THR. His big break came when a producer for “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” invited him onto the show in 1970 after seeing his mock magic act “The Amazing Metrano” on a late-night California variety show.
Carson was so delighted by Metrano’s performance on his show that he fell out of his chair with laughter and began opening doors for the curly-haired Brooklynite.
“He really loved it and became a big fan of mine,” 메트로노 에 말했다 2015 회견. “All of a sudden I was doing all these shows. It was just amazing.”
그때, at the height of his success in 1989, while working on the roof of his Los Angeles home, he fell off a ladder and fractured three vertebrae, rendering him a quadriplegic.
“He was at the peak of his career when that happened, and then it just stopped,” his son told THR. “But he managed to enjoy life and overcome adversity.”
He eventually even turned his trauma into a one-man play called “메트로노의 우연한 코미디,” which he performed from a motorized wheelchair.
He is survived by his wife, four children and both grand- and great-grandchildren.
“Art would want all of his friends and family to continue to smile when they think of him and to laugh and continue on celebrating life,” 그의 가족은 말했다.