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Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz Birth Name: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y da Acha III
Birth: March 2, 1917

Biography and Career:

Desi Arnaz was born on March 2, 1917. He is an American musician and actor

Desi Arnaz was born in Sanitago De Cuba. He is the son of Alberto Arnaz and Dolores De Acha. His father was Santiago's youngest mayor and his mother was one of the founders of the Bacardi Rum Company.

Desi Arnaz turned to support himself with his career. In 1939 he starred in the musical Too Many Girls. In 1940 he went to Hollywood to appear in the same show's movie. He appeared in several movies in 1940s. One of his most famous movies was released in 1943. It was named Bataan. Later he formed an ochestra which was very famous and gained a lot of popularity for its live performances and recordings.
He ma rried in Lucille Ball in 1940 whom he met at the movie production of the musical in Hollywood. He produced and also appeared in I Love Lucy in 1951. He played the role of Cuban orchestra leader in the film and Ball his real wife also appeared as his wife in the movie.

Arnaz formed a production company with his wife which was named Delisu Productions. With his company he produced many more films like The Ann Sothern Show, Those Whiting Girls. He was also involved in a few series like The Untouchables. Arnaz was also the produce of another film released in 1956. The film was named Forever Darling. He and his wife starred in this film.

Arnaz and Ball planned to divorce in 1944 but she came back before the divorce was finalized. They had two children in 1951 and 1953. Both the children became actors as well. They divorced in 1960. Arnaz got married to Edith Mack Hirsh in 1963. He co-hosted and made guest appearances in a few television shows in 1970s. He died in 1986.

Why do we like Desi Arnaz?

We like her because he was a talented actor and producer.

Why is Desi Arnaz Famous?

He is famous because of his acting and his production of a few films.

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Category: Actors  - ( Actors Archive)

Date Added: 01 March '10

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