In 1952, twentieth century entertainment icon EddieCantor survived his first heart attack, and he coined the name “cardiactor” forhimself. His two-and-a-half-year-old grandson, Brian Gari later posed with hisgrandpa for the Heart Fund.
Little did Brian know that sixty years later, thatexperience would prove prophetic after he underwent a sudden open heart surgeryand had a quadruple bypass. This is Brian's personal story of the humorand sadness you can expect (and not expect) when undergoing one of the mostserious operations one can ever endure and one of life's most challengingmoments.
About the Author: BrianGari is also the author of We Bombed in New London: The Inside Story of theBroadway Musical Late Nite Comic (BearManor Media 2006). A composer,lyricist, author, record producer, and performer, he had a musical on Broadwaycalled Late Nite Comic, as well as songs recorded by everyone fromMargaret Whiting to pop music legends The Tokens and Lesley Gore. He haswritten the liner notes for a huge array of artists, such as Neil Sedaka andThe Beach Boys. He has recorded twelve solo albums and produced all thereleases on Eddie Cantor.