Desi Arnaz

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Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz 1950.JPG
Arnaz as a musician playing the drums
Born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
(1917-03-02)March 2, 1917
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died December 2, 1986(1986-12-02) (aged 69)
Del Mar, California, US
Cause of death Lung cancer
Occupation Actor, musician, producer
Years active 1936–1982
Spouse(s)
  • Lucille Ball (m. 1940; div. 1960)
  • Edith Mack Hirsch (m. 1963; her death 1985)
Children
Parent(s)
Relatives
  • Alberto de Acha (grandfather)[1]

Desi Arnaz (Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III, March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986) was a Cuban-American movie, stage, television actor, television producer and director, writer, comedian, and musician. He is known for playing Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy.

He was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.[2] He was married to Lucille Ball from 1940 until they divorced in 1960. They had a son named Desi Jr, and a daughter named Lucie. Then he was married to Edith Mack Hirsh from 1963 until her death in 1985. Arnaz died from lung cancer in Del Mar, California, on December 2, 1986. He was 69 years old.

References[change | change source]

  1. Arnaz, Desi. A Book. New York: William Morrow, 1976. ISBN 0688003427
  2. Desi Arnaz Biography (1917-1986)

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