Desi Arnaz Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 Nov, 2015
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Date of Birth: 1917 , March-2
Age: 103 years old
Birth Nation: Cuba
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Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III was born in March 2 1917, popularly known as Desi Arnaz. He is additionally known as Desi Arnaz, Sr. who was a Cuban. Arnaz is popularly known for an American musician, television producer and actor along with director and writer. He is also remembered with the role Ricky Ricardo, from where he earned a large number of popularity within the American television. He was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Desi Arnaz father is Santiago who was the youngest mayor.

After his completion of childhood in Cuba Arnaz moved towards 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. He further went to Hollywood within another year for the movie version of the show in RKO. There was the starring role of Lucillie Ball whom he later got married after a long relationship. They got married in November 30, 1940. Arnaz further got engaged in playing guitar for Xavier Cugat.

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 a government personnel within 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 fictitious version within himself in 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 were Lucy (his real wife) played the role of wife that later turned a very popular radio series within the American history.

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 within 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 spouse for the second time with Edith and lived in Del Mar California and spends 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 in any social media.