Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III known as Desi Arnaz was a Cuban-American actor, musician, bandleader, comedian and film, television producer, and revolutionary in the creation of modern television.
Desi is remembered for the role of Ricky Ricardo, from where he earned too much of popularity within the American television. This article will let you know about his personal life, career, untimely demise, and many interesting facts.
Desi Arnaz's Personal Life
Arnaz was born on March 2, 1917, His real name is Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III. He is additionally known as Desi Arnaz, Sr. who was a Cuban. He was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Desi Arnaz's father in Santiago who was the youngest mayor.
After his completion of childhood in Cuba Arnaz moved towards the United States for the business and earning to support him for being independent. In the musical Too Many Girls he started his Broadway within the year 1939.
Arnaz further went to Hollywood within another year for the movie version of the show in RKO. There was the starring role of Lucille Ball whom he later got married after a long relationship. They got married on November 30, 1940. Arnaz further got engaged in playing guitar for Xavier Cugat.
Career As Musician And Actor
Arnaz is additionally remembered for his presence in the internationally renowned band where he was leading. The band was a Latin music band where is earned a high success of popularity. The name of the band was Desi Arnaz Orchestra. Because of his father as government personnel within the Cuban House of Representative Arnaz was well progressed. His maternal grandfather was also an executive at Bacardi Rum whose name was Alberto de Acha. Going through the autobiography written by Arnaz named A Book. It has been found that he has written the journey of his life.
Arnaz further Co-starred during the premier of I love Lucy, within the show he played the role of a fictitious version within himself on October 15, 1951. The co-star of this actor was his real wife. This Cuban actor was an Orchestra leader Enrique who played the role of Ricky Ricardo where Lucy (his real wife) played the role of wife that later turned a very popular radio series within American history.
Arnaz Was Suffering From Lung Cancer
The marriage between Arnaz and Lucille Ball was ended in 1960 with their mutual agreement. He further sold most of his shares within the Desilu Production to Lucille Ball in 1963 with the consent. Arnaz was also mostly involved in the television and highly interested in working behind the scenes. He also helped as a producer and worked sincerely towards the shows like The Mother in Law. This came across in the late 1960s. He also got a spouse for the second time with Edith and lived in Del Mar California and spends the rest of his life. Later in 1986 at the age of 69, he died at his home because of lung cancer. He had 2 children namely, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr.
The net worth of Desi Arnaz isn’t been publicly announced on any social media.
by Bchrome, 27 Nov, 2015