Desi Arnaz

Cuban-born American musician, actor and television producer (1917-1986)

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

Desi Arnaz
Arnaz in 1950
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III

(1917-03-02)March 2, 1917
DiedDecember 2, 1986(1986-12-02) (aged 69)
  • Actor
  • musician
  • bandleader
  • comedian
  • producer
Years active1936–1982
Political partyRepublican
  • Lucille Ball
    (m. 1940; div. 1960)
  • Edith Mack Hirsch
    (m. 1963; died 1985)

He was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.[1] 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.

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