Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz
1917 - 1986

Desi Arnaz  Cuban Actor

Desi Arnaz passed away on 2nd Dec 1986 aged 69. His last relationship was when Desi Arnaz and Edith Hirsch were married for 21 years before Edith Hirsch died aged 67.


Desi Arnaz was previously married to Edith Hirsch (1962 - 1985) and Lucille Ball (1940 - 1960).

He was also in relationships with Anne Neyland (1961 - 1962), Betty Grable (1940), Gene Tierney (1940), Ginger Rogers ( - present) and Lana Turner ( - present).

Desi Arnaz is rumoured to have hooked up with Richard Kollmar ( - present) and Cesar Romero ( - present).

Desi Arnaz had 2 children, Lucie Désirée (65) and Desiderio Alberto (63).


Desi Arnaz is a 69 year old Cuban Actor. Born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y De Acha III on 2nd March, 1917 in Santiago, Cuba and educated at Colegio de Dolores, he is famous for Ricky Ricardo (I Love Lucy) in a career that spans 1936–1982. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Desi Arnaz was in an on-screen matchup with Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy (1951).

Desi Arnaz is a member of the following lists: People with acquired American citizenship, Exiles of the Cuban Revolution in the United States and Lucille Ball.


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Confirmed Relationships7
Longest Relationship23 yrs, 2 mths
Shortest Relationship2 mths
Average Relationship Length6 yrs, 2 mths
Rumored Relationships2
First Name Desi
Middle Name Alberto
Last Name Arnaz
Full Name at Birth Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y De Acha III
Alternative Name Desi Arnaz
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd March, 1917
Birthplace Santiago, Cuba
Died 2nd December, 1986
Place of Death Del Mar, California, USA
Cause of Death Lung Cancer
Height 5' 11½" (182 cm)
Weight W
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Cuban accent
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality Cuban
High School Colegio de Dolores
Occupation Text Actor, Director, Musician, SInger
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Ricky Ricardo (I Love Lucy)
Music Genre Latin
Year(s) Active 1936–1982
Music Style Latin Pop, Mambo, Cuban Traditions, Tropical
Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Stylish, Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Happy, Refined/Mannered, Joyous, Rollicking, Fun, Carefree, Sophisticated, Campy, Exuberant, Playful, Boisterous
Instrument Vocals, Bandleader
Brand Endorsement Philip Morris Cigarettes (Magazine Advertisement) [1952]
Father Desi Arnaz II
Brother Desi Arnaz
Family Member Desi Arnez Jr. (son), Lucie Arnaz (daughter)

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (March 2, 1917 — December 2, 1986), better known as Desi Arnaz or Desi Arnaz, Sr., was a Cuban-born American musician, actor, television producer, writer and director. He is best remembered for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American television series sitcom I Love Lucy, starring with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time. Arnaz was also internationally renowned for leading his Latin music band, the Desi Arnaz Orchestra. He and Ball are generally credited as the inventors of the rerun in connection with I Love Lucy.

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Desi Arnaz69 PiscesActor
Edith Hirsch67 AriesRelative
Anne Neyland-Actress
Betty Grable56 SagittariusActress
Gene Tierney70 ScorpioActress
Lucille Ball77 LeoComedian
Ginger Rogers83 CancerActress
Richard Kollmar60 CapricornProducer
Cesar Romero86 AquariusActor
Lana Turner74 AquariusActress


Lucie DésiréeFemale17th July, 195165 years old
Desiderio AlbertoMale19th January, 195363 years old


The Escape Artist1982Mayor Quiñones (as Desiderio Arnaz)Movie
Alice1976PacoTV Show
Land's End1968Guest Wanting to Cash Check (uncredited)TV Movie
Ironside1967Dr. Juan DomingoTV Show
The Mothers-In-Law1967Raphael del GadoTV Show
The Virginian1962El JefeTV Show
Kraft Mystery Theater1960Chris HunterTV Show
Sunday Showcase1959Ricky RicardoTV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958Chris Hunter, Luis MartinezTV Show
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1957Ricky RicardoTV Show
Forever, Darling1956Lorenzo Xavier VegaMovie
Lucy's Really Lost Moments1956Ricky RicardoMovie
I Love Lucy1953Ricky RicardoMovie
The Long, Long Trailer1953Nicholas 'Nicky' ColliniMovie
Make Room for Daddy1953Ricky RicardoTV Show
I Love Lucy1951Ricky RicardoTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951Guest, IntroductionTV Show
Holiday in Havana1949Carlos EstradaMovie
Jitterumba1947Band LeaderShort Film
Cuban Pete1946Desi ArnazMovie
Bataan1943Felix RamirezMovie
Four Jacks and a Jill1942Steve Sarto, King Stephan VIII of AregalMovie
The Navy Comes Through1942Pat TarribaMovie
Father Takes a Wife1941CarlosMovie
Too Many Girls1940ManuelitoMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (7)

hmmmSep 12, 2009

this man was def not guy, terrible joke btw

shayyMar 4, 2008

bubba looooooo

waianaegirlmarieFeb 21, 2008

He Was A Great Actor.

arleendionicioNov 9, 2007


Tra`ShondaOct 5, 2007


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