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Desi Arnaz

Actor Desi Arnaz

Profession: Actor

Nationality:
United States of America
American
Cuba
Cuban

Why Famous: 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
Star Sign: Pisces

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

Married Life

Events in the Life of Desi Arnaz

  • 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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