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Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, 1957.
Personal information
Birth nameDesiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
Birth dateMarch 2, 1917
Place of birthSantiago de Cuba, Cuba
Date of deathDecember 2, 1986(age 69)
Death placeDel Mar, California, United States
OccupationActor, musician, producer
Years active1936 82|spouse=Lucille Ball (1940 60) (divorced) 2 children
Edith Mack Hirsch (1963 85 (her death)
SpouseLucille Ball (1940 60) (divorced) 2 children
Edith Mack Hirsch (1963 85 (her death)

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Desi Arnaz (March 2, 1917 December 2, 1986) was a Cuban-born American musician, actor and television producer. While he gained international renown for leading a Latin music band, the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, he is probably 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.

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