Desi Arnaz

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Birthday
2, 1917
Birthplace
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Death Date
Dec 2, 1986 (69)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
2, 1917
Birthplace
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Death Date
Dec 2, 1986 (69)

About

Cuban bandleader with the Desi Arnaz Orchestra who also played Ricky Ricardo on the TV show I Love Lucy.

Before Fame

He grew up wealthy but had everything taken from his family during the 1933 Cuban Revolution.

Trivia

He essentially invented the sitcom format with multiple cameras and live audiences, which is still used today.

Family Life

He married actress and comedian Lucille Ball on November 30, 1940. Together they had a son and a daughter. After their divorce on May 4, 1960, he remarried Edith Mack Hirsch on March 2, 1963. They remained married until her death in 1985.

Associated With

On I Love Lucy, his character was friends with his neighbor, Fred Mertz, who was played by William Frawley.

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