Biography

Desi Arnaz (1917 – 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 best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy, starring with then-wife Lucille Ball.

Desi Arnaz (1917 – 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 best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy, starring with then-wife Lucille Ball.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 45

Birthday 1917-03-02

Day of Death 1986-12-02

Place of Birth Santiago, Cuba

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 I Love Lucy Christmas Special as Ricky
2013 I Love Lucy Christmas Special as Ricky
2005 Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards as Manuelito (segment "Too Many Girls")
2004 Judy Garland: By Myself as Himself
2004 TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1993 Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie as Himself
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1982 The Escape Artist as Mayor Leon Quiñones
1976 Alice (1 episode)
1976 Salsa
1976 Joys
1976 Donny & Marie (1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Host
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (7 episodes)
1957 The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour (13 episodes) as Ricky Ricardo
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Performer
1956 Forever, Darling as Lorenzo Xavier Vega
1956 Lucy's Really Lost Moments as Ricky Ricardo
1954 December Bride (1 episode)
1954 A Star Is Born World Premiere
1954 The Long, Long Trailer as Nicky Collini
1953 I Love Lucy: The Movie as Ricky Ricardo
1951 I Love Lucy (180 episodes) as Ricky Ricardo
1950 What's My Line? (1 episode) as Himself - Panelist (2 episodes) as Himself - Mystery Guest
1949 Holiday In Havana as Carlos Estrada
1949 The Emmy Awards (2 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (3 episodes)
1946 Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra as Himself
1946 Cuban Pete as Himself
1943 Bataan as Felix Ramirez
1942 The Navy Comes Through as Pat Tarriba
1942 Four Jacks and a Jill as Steve Sarto / King Stephan VIII of Aregal
1941 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2
1941 Father Takes a Wife as Carlos Bardez
1940 Too Many Girls as Manuelito Lynch

Production

2013 I Love Lucy Christmas Special Executive Producer Producer
1967 The Mothers-in-Law (22 episodes)Producer
1962 The Lucy Show (156 episodes)Producer
1958 The Ann Sothern Show (93 episodes)Producer
1958 The Texan (78 episodes)Producer
1958 The Fountain of Youth Executive Producer
1957 The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour (13 episodes)Producer
1957 The Walter Winchell File (38 episodes)Producer
1956 Lucy's Really Lost Moments Producer
1951 I Love Lucy (1 episode)Executive Producer (180 episodes)Producer

Directing

1967 The Mothers-in-Law (15 episodes)Director
1962 The Lucy Show (1 episode)Director
1960 Guestward, Ho! (1 episode)Director
1957 The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour (3 episodes)Director
1956 Lucy's Really Lost Moments Director

Creator

1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Creator
1951 I Love Lucy Creator

Writing

1956 Lucy's Really Lost Moments Writer

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