Obituary of Desi Arnaz

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Desi Arnaz

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (born March 2, 1917 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba) was a TV actor, film and TV producer who was best known for Ricky Ricardo on the American TV sitcom, “I Love Lucy.” Desi died on December 2, 1986 and his death was because of lung cancer. He died at age 69.

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Desi Arnaz Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Arnaz, Desi
    • Common Name: Desi Arnaz
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
    • Birth Date: March 02, 1917
    • Age: 69 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Desiderio
    • Occupations:
    • Religion: Catholic
    • Political Affiliation: Republican
    • Net Worth: $20 million
    • Nationality: Cuban
    • Favorite Food: Totino's Pizza Rolls
    • Favorite Color: Indigo (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Desi's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
    • Father: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Alberni II (March 8, 1894-May 31, 1973)
    • Mother: Dolores "Lolita" de Acha y de Socias (April 2, 1896-October 24, 1988)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Lucille Ball (married 1940-divorced 1960)
      • Edith Mack Hirsch (married 1963-1985, her death)
    • Daughter(s):

Death Notice:

  • Date: December 02 1986 at age 69
  • Place: Del Mar, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Lung cancer
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held at St. James Roman Catholic Church in San Diego County, California
  • Interment: Cremated and ashes scattered

Category Tags:

TV ActorFilm Producer TV Producer Cuban Born on March 2nd Born in 1917 Died in 1986 Died at age 69 Died from Lung cancer

Desi's Notable Roles:

  • I Love Lucy

Quotable Quotes:

"I Love Lucy (1951) was never just a title!" (IMDB)

"Desi Arnaz's extraordinary journey and lasting impact on the entertainment industry will forever be remembered and celebrated. (V)"

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Wiki Page Updated: 2024-05-13 00:43:06
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