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Connecticut Double Amputee Lands Role In Adam Sandler/Chris Rock Netflix Comedy

Connecticut Double Amputee Lands Role In Adam Sandler/Chris Rock Netflix Comedy

Jim Barone of Hamden had a run of very bad luck starting in 2012. That year, when he was 51, Barone was diagnosed with diabetes. He got an infection in his right foot that wouldn’t heal, leading eventually to the amputation of that leg in 2015. Then he got another infection, a very dangerous one, that led to the amputation of his other leg. In the midst of all his medical difficulties, Barone lost his job managing a gym at Yale.

In a strange twist of fate, Barone has been cast in a Netflix movie because the film’s producers wanted a legless actor to portray a legless man.

“The Week Of,” starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rachel Dratch and Steve Buscemi, debuts on Netflix on...

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