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Desi Arnaz

Actor Desi Arnaz

Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: Desi Arnaz is best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American TV series "I Love Lucy", starring with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time.

He and Ball are generally credited as the inventors of the rerun in connection with the show.

Born: March 2, 1917
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: December 2, 1986 (aged 69)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer

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Historical Events

  • 1951-10-15 "I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS
  • 1953-04-03 American magazine "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue, features on the cover the new born baby of actors Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz Jr.

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