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Desi Arnaz

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.

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Mar 2, 1917 In Santiago, Cuba
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Too Many Girls 1940-10-08
Latest Project:
Movie My Darling Vivian 2020-04-27
Known For
Poster of Alice
Poster of Ironside
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra
Movie My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Movie I Love Lucy Christmas Special Ricky 2016-12-02
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards Manuelito (segment "Too Many Girls") 2005-08-07
Movie TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie Judy Garland: By Myself Himself 2004-02-25
Movie The Funny World of Lucy, Volume 1 Unknown 1997-01-01
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie Himself 1993-02-14
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie The Escape Artist Mayor Leon QuiƱones 1982-05-04
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Movie Joys Unknown 1976-03-05
Movie Salsa Unknown 1976-08-18
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Series Saturday Night Live Self - Host 1975-10-11
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Series The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour Ricky Ricardo 1957-11-06
Movie Lucy's Really Lost Moments Ricky Ricardo 1956-01-01
Series Tony Awards Performer 1956-04-01
Movie Forever, Darling Lorenzo Xavier "Larry" Vega 1956-02-09
Movie A Star Is Born World Premiere Unknown 1954-09-28
Movie The Long, Long Trailer Nicky Collini 1954-02-19
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Movie I Love Lucy: The Movie Ricky Ricardo 1953-01-01
Series I Love Lucy Ricky Ricardo 1951-10-15
Series What's My Line? Self - Panelist 1950-02-02
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25
Movie Holiday In Havana Carlos Estrada 1949-10-14
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Cuban Pete Himself 1946-06-26
Movie Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra Himself 1946-10-12
Movie Bataan Felix Ramirez 1943-06-03
Movie The Navy Comes Through Pat Tarriba 1942-10-30
Movie Four Jacks and a Jill Steve Sarto / King Stephan VIII of Aregal 1942-01-23
Movie Father Takes a Wife Carlos Bardez 1941-10-03
Movie Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2 Unknown 1941-12-05
Movie Too Many Girls Manuelito Lynch 1940-10-08