Desi Arnaz

Born Mar 2, 1917
  • Comedian, Singer, Musician, Television Producer, Actor, Television Director, Film Producer
Desiderio Arnaz 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 the American TV series I Love Lucy, starring with Lucille Ball, to whom ...
Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz Stats


: Desiderio Arnaz, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz ye de Acha the Third, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III


: Comedian, Singer, Musician, Television Producer, Actor, Television Director, Film Producer


: 5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)


: Cuban American | Cubans


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: March 2, 1917

Place of Birth

: Santiago de Cuba

Date of Death

: December 2, 1986

Place of Death

: Del Mar

Cause of Death

: Lung cancer

Desi Arnaz Film Roles

  1. Bataan
    Felix Ramirez
  2. Cuban Pete
    Cuban Pete
  3. Father Takes a Wife
    Carlos Bardez
    Father Takes a Wife
  4. Forever, Darling
    Lorenzo Xavier Vega
  5. Four Jacks and a Jill
    Steve Sarto
    Four Jacks and a Jill
  6. Four Jacks and a Jill
    King Stephan VIII of Aregal
    Four Jacks and a Jill
  7. Holiday in Havana
    Carlos Estrada
  8. I Love Lucy
    Ricky Ricardo
  9. I Love Lucy: The Movie and Other Great Rarities
  10. The Escape Artist
    Mayor Leon Quiñones

Desi Arnaz Film Appearances

  1. Roots of Rhythm
  2. The Fabulous '50s
  3. Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie
  4. The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special
  5. Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards

Desi Arnaz TV Starring Roles

  1. The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour
  2. I Love Lucy
    Ricky Ricardo
  3. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

Desi Arnaz TV Guest Roles

  1. Desi Arnaz/Desi Arnaz, Jr.
  2. Riddle at 24,000
  3. The 4th Annual Emmy Awards
  4. Sunken Den
  5. Episode #77
  6. Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz / Rodgers & Hammerstein / Orson Welles / Ames Brothers
  7. The 9th Annual Emmy Awards
  8. The King and Miss Brooks
  9. I Love Lucy
  10. Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz / Yogi Berra / Gisele MacKenzie / Joyce Grenfell

Desi Arnaz Albums

  1. Babalu Music! I Love Lucy's Greatest Hits
  2. The Best of Desi Arnaz: The Mambo King
  3. Babalu
  4. Desi Arnaz 1937-1947
  5. Conga!
  6. Cuban Originals
  7. Cocktail Hour
  8. Big Bands of Hollywood
  9. Musical Moments From I Love Lucy