September 4, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/8/2013

"You fell on your own property! You can’t even sue!"

-- Art Metrano

Quick: What do Johnny Carson, Police Academy and Linda Lovelace have in common with the Hollywood beach boardwalk?

That’s right, Art Metrano, actor-comedian turned restaurateur.

Metrano’s lengthy screen credits include Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part 1, Breathless (starring Richard Gere), Good Advice (starring Charlie Sheen), How Stella Got Her Groove Back, LA Law and Golden Girls. He even played a sheik in Linda Lovelace for President. (Yes, apparently she made other films.)

His acting success didn’t keep him from pursuing other passions. One almost killed him.

While rehabbing an old house in 1989, Metrano was on a ladder that suddenly gave way. He fell backward, broke his neck and was paralyzed. Doctors told him he would never walk again. Turns out, he’s more amazing than they realized.

Another passion, restaurants, brought him to Hollywood. His Yogurt Ur Way Cafe is unlike any other place on the beach. How he got here is quite a story.

Read more at the Miami Herald.

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