Desi Arnaz

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Desi Arnaz

Arnaz as a musician playing the drums
Born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
March 2, 1917(1917-03-02)
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
  • Lucille Ball (m. 1940–1960) «start: (1940)–end+1: (1961)»"Marriage: Lucille Ball to Desi Arnaz" Location: (linkback://
  • Edith Mack Hirsch (m. 1963–1985) «start: (1963)–end+1: (1986)»"Marriage: Edith Mack Hirsch to Desi Arnaz" Location: (linkback://
  • 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, comedians, 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 and daughter, Lucie and Desi Jr. Then he was married to Edith Mack Hirsh from 1963 until her death in 1985. Arnaz died in Del Mar, California on December 2, 1986 from lung cancer. 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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