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Desi Arnaz

Desi ArnazAKA Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha

Born: 2-Mar-1917
Birthplace: Santiago, Cuba
Died: 2-Dec-1986
Location of death: Del Mar, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Actor, Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy

Military service: US Army


[1] Per Boze Hadleigh's interview with Cesar Romero, Hollywood Gays (1996).

Father: Desiderio II (Mayor of Santiago, Cuba)
Mother: Dolores de Acha
Wife: Lucille Ball (actress, m. 30-Nov-1940, div. 4-May-1960, one son, one daughter)
Daughter: Lucie Arnaz (b. 17-Jul-1951)
Son: Desi Arnaz, Jr. (actor, b. 19-Jan-1953)
Wife: Edith Mack Hirsch (m. 2-Mar-1963, d. 1985)
Slept with: Cesar Romero (per Romero's interview with Boze Hadleigh)
Slept with: Richard Kollmar (husband of Dorothy Kilgallen, also per Romero's interview)

    High School: Colegio de Dolores
    Teacher: San Diego State University

    RKO Radio Pictures under contract
    Endorsement of Philip Morris
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6220 Hollywood Blvd (television)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6327 Hollywood Blvd (motion pictures)
    Naturalized US Citizen
    Coma 1986
    Cuban Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Alcoholism

    TELEVISION
    I Love Lucy Ricky Ricardo (1951-57)
    The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Ricky Ricardo (1957-60)
    The Mothers-in-Law Raphael del Gado (1967-69)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Escape Artist (28-May-1982) · Mayor Quiñones
    Forever, Darling (9-Feb-1956) · Lorenzo Xavier Vega
    The Long, Long Trailer (18-Feb-1954) · Nicholas Carlos Collini
    Bataan (3-Jun-1943) · Felix Ramirez
    The Navy Comes Through (27-Oct-1942)
    Four Jacks and a Jill (23-Jan-1942) · Steve
    Father Takes a Wife (4-Sep-1941) · Carlos
    Too Many Girls (8-Oct-1940) · Manuelito

Author of books:
A Book (1976)


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