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Desi Arnaz
Birthday: March 2, 1917

Birth Place: Santiago, Cuba
Height: 5' 1"

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Desiderio Alberto Arnaz ye de Acha the Third was born in Santiago, Cuba on March 2, 1917. His father was the mayor of Santiago. The 1933 revolution led by Fulgencio Batista had landed his father in jail and stripped the family of its wealth, property and power. His father was released because of the intercession of U.S. officials who believed him to be neutral during the revolt. The family fled to Miami, Florida. One of Desi's first jobs in America consisted of cleaning canary cages. However, after forming his own small band of musicians, he was hired by Xavier Cugat, the "king" of Latin music. Desi soon left Cugat, formed his own Latin band and literally launched the conga craze in America. he was cast in the Broadway play "Too Many Girls", resulting in his being brought to Hollywood to make the film version of the play. It was on the set of Too Many Girls (1940) that he and Lucille Ball met. They soon married and approximately ten years later formed Desilu Productions and began the "I Love Lucy" (1951) shows. Desi and Lucille had two children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.. At the end of the "I Love Lucy" (1951) run (including the "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" (1957)) the two divorced. Desi later wrote an autobiography entitled "A Book." In 1986 he was diagnosed with lung cancer, and died on December 2, 1986.

Movie Credits
I Love Lucy: The Very First Show! (1990)
The Escape Artist (1982)
[ Francis Ford Coppola ][ Raul Julia ][ M. Emmet Walsh ]
The Hombre Who Came to Dinner: Part 2 (1968)
[ Desi Arnaz Jr. ]
The Hombre Who Came to Dinner: Part 1 (1968)
A Night to Forget (1967)
The Ricardos Go to Japan (1959)
[ William Frawley ]
Milton Berle Hides at the Ricardos (1959)
[ William Frawley ]
Lucy Wants a Career (1959)
[ William Frawley ]
So Tender, So Profane (1959)
Lucy Makes Room for Danny (1958)
[ William Frawley ]
The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue (1957)
Lucy Raises Tulips (1957)
[ William Frawley ]
Country Club Dance (1957)
[ William Frawley ]
Building a Bar-B-Q (1957)
[ William Frawley ]
Forever, Darling (1956)
[ James Mason ]
I Love Lucy Christmas Show (1956)
[ William Frawley ]
The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
[ Keenan Wynn ]
I Love Lucy (1953)
[ William Frawley ]
Holiday in Havana (1949)
Jitterumba (1947)
Cuban Pete (1946)
Bataan (1943)
[ Robert Taylor ]
The Navy Comes Through (1942)
[ Jackie Cooper ]
Four Jacks and a Jill (1942)
[ Ray Bolger ]
Father Takes a Wife (1941)
Too Many Girls (1940)
[ Van Johnson ]


  • Father of Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr..
  • Ironically, the radio show on which "I Love Lucy" (1951) was based, "My Favorite Husband," was itself based on a book entitled "Mr. and Mrs. Cugat." Arnaz worked for Xavier Cugat during this time.
  • For many years during their marriage, Desi and Lucille Ball hid the fact that she was six years older then him by splitting the difference in their ages. She (born in 1911) said she was born in 1914 and he (born in 1917) also said he was born in 1914.
  • In the film The Mambo Kings (1992), he was portrayed by his real-life son, Desi Arnaz Jr..
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 25-26. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • His grandfather was one of the original partners in the Bacardi Rum company.
  • Invented many techniques that are now taken from granted in sitcoms, including the use of several cameras to film the performance, preceding performances with a warm up man, performing before a live audience, and the re-running of old episodes.
  • Instrumental in the creation of numerous classic TV series, in particular "The Untouchables" (1959).
  • Author of the candid autobiography 'A Book', detailing his alcoholism and infidelities. He had planned to write a sequel, called 'Another Book'.
  • According to Mafia boss turned government informant Jimmy "The Weasel" Fratianno in his book "The Last Mafioso", several top members of the Chicago Mafia family were furious about the portrayal of Italians in general and the Mafia in particular in "The Untouchables" (1959), of which Arnaz was executive producer, and put out a contract on his life. Several mob hitmen hid in the bushes and behind trees outside his house one night after having been tipped off that he was on his way home and were going to shoot him when he pulled into his driveway, but for some unknown reason Arnaz never came home that night. The killers were supposed to come back again and wait for him the next night, but in the meantime cooler heads prevailed and the murder plot was called off. Arnaz apparently never found out how close he came to being murdered.
  • Ashes were scattered at sea.
  • Brother-in-law of Fred Ball.
  • Is portrayed by Maurice Benard in Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991) (TV)

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