Desi Arnaz

5ft 9 ½ (177 cm)


TV Actor


Birth date

March 2, 1917



Santiago de Cuba, Cuba



Desi Arnaz was an American actor, musician and television producer born in Cuba, widely known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the sitcom I Love Lucy American television series.


Initial Years

He grew up rich, but during the Cuban Revolution of 1933 he had taken everything from his parents.



His parents are Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Alberni II and Dolores de Acha.


Personal Life

His real name is Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III. He died on December 2, 1986 at Del Mar, California, U.S.

He married dramatic and comedic actress Lucille Ball on November 30, 1940 and divorce on May 4, 1960. Together they had a son, actor Desi Arnaz Jr. and a daughter, actress Lucie Arnaz.