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Cuban bandleader with the Desi Arnaz Orchestra who also played Ricky Ricardo on the TV show I Love Lucy.
He grew up wealthy but had everything taken from his family during the 1933 Cuban Revolution.
He essentially invented the sitcom format with multiple cameras and live audiences, which is still used today.
He married actress and comedian Lucille Ball on November 30, 1940. Together they had a son and a daughter. After their divorce on May 4, 1960, he remarried Edith Mack Hirsch on March 2, 1963. They remained married until her death in 1985.
On I Love Lucy, his character was friends with his neighbor, Fred Mertz, who was played by William Frawley.
How did Desi Arnaz die?
Desi Arnaz's death was caused by Lung Cancer.
|Cause of death||Lung Cancer|
|Age of death||69 years|
|Death date||December 2, 1986|
|Place of death||Del Mar, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
An audience is so important. I would never have had the guts to dub in that big a laugh.Desi Arnaz
Al Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.Desi Arnaz
American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is.Desi Arnaz
Lucy is such a perfectionist.Desi Arnaz
Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.Desi Arnaz