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Desi Arnaz (1917–1986)

Producer | Actor | Production Manager
KNOWN FOR 
The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961) | The Mothers-In-Law (1967–1969) | The Long, Long Trailer (1953)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins More »
AKA 
Desiderio Arnaz
BORN 
Mar 2, 1917 (died Dec 2, 1986)
HEIGHT 
5' 9½" (1.77m)

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Past Film & Video (14 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for AlohaAloha Performer ("I Love Lucy Theme")  Less 2015 $37MM $21MM
  • Primary photo for The Escape ArtistThe Escape Artist Mayor Quiñones (as Desiderio Arnaz)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Forever, DarlingForever, Darling Lorenzo Xavier Vega, Producer, Performer ("Forever, Darling" (reprise))  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The Long, Long TrailerThe Long, Long Trailer Nicholas 'Nicky' Collini  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for I Love LucyI Love Lucy Ricky Ricardo / Himself, Executive Producer, Performer ("Down Argentine Way")  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Holiday in HavanaHoliday in Havana Carlos Estrada, Writer ("Holiday In Havana", "The Arnaz Jam")  Less 1949
  • Primary photo for JitterumbaJitterumba (Short) Band Leader  Less 1947
  • Primary photo for Desi Arnaz and His OrchestraDesi Arnaz and His Orchestra (Short) Himself, Performer ("Guadalajara", "Babalu (Babalú)", "Tabu (Tabú)", "Pin Marin") (uncredited)  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Cuban PeteCuban Pete Desi Arnaz  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for BataanBataan Felix Ramirez  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for The Navy Comes ThroughThe Navy Comes Through Pat Tarriba  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Four Jacks and a JillFour Jacks and a Jill Steve Sarto / King Stephan VIII of Aregal, Soundtrack ("Boogie Woogie Conga") (uncredited)  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Father Takes a WifeFather Takes a Wife Carlos, Performer ("Perfidia" (1939), "Mi amor" (1941)) (uncredited)  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Too Many GirlsToo Many Girls Manuelito, Performer ("'Cause We Got Cake" (1939), "Spic 'n' Spanish" (1939), "You're Nearer" (1939), "Conga" (1939)) (uncredited)  Less 1940
Past Television (29 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for I Love Ryan?I Love Ryan? (TV Series) Very Special Thanks (2 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015 2
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for 30 Days Until I'm Famous30 Days Until I'm Famous (TV Movie) Performer ("Straw Hat Song")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary SpecialI Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("California, Here I Come", "Babalu (Babalú)")  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for AliceAlice (TV Series) Paco (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for IronsideIronside (TV Series) Dr. Juan Domingo (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for The VirginianThe Virginian (TV Series) El Jefe (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for The Mothers-In-LawThe Mothers-In-Law (TV Series) Executive Producer (56 episodes, 1967–1969), Director (23 episodes, 1967–1968), Raphael del Gado (4 episodes, 1967–1968), Soundtrack (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1967–1969 56
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  • Primary photo for Land's EndLand's End (TV Movie) Guest Wanting to Cash Check (uncredited), Director, Composer (theme music "I Love You"), Producer, Writer (Creator)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Carol Channing ShowThe Carol Channing Show (TV Movie) Director, Producer  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Lucy ShowThe Lucy Show (TV Series) Executive Producer (14 episodes, 1962–1963), Producer (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962–1963 15
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  • Primary photo for The UntouchablesThe Untouchables (TV Series) Executive Producer (3 episodes, 1961–1962)  Less 1961–1962 3
    • The Eddie O'Gara Story (Nov 13, 1962) Executive Producer (uncredited)  Less
    • Arsenal (Jun 28, 1962) Executive Producer (uncredited)  Less
    • Stranglehold (May 4, 1961) Executive Producer (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Kraft Mystery TheaterKraft Mystery Theater (TV Series) In Charge Of Production (8 episodes, 1962), Chris Hunter (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 9
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  • Primary photo for The Ann Sothern ShowThe Ann Sothern Show (TV Series) Executive Producer (77 episodes, 1958–1961)  Less 1958–1961 77
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  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton ShowThe Red Skelton Show (TV Series) Guest / Introduction (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961 1
  • Primary photo for New Comedy ShowcaseNew Comedy Showcase (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 1960– 
  • Primary photo for Westinghouse Desilu PlayhouseWestinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) In Charge Of Production (42 episodes, 1958–1960), Himself - Host / Himself (35 episodes, 1958–1960), Chris Hunter / Luis Martinez (2 episodes, 1959–1960), Writer (Story) (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1958–1960 42
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  • Primary photo for The Lucy-Desi Comedy HourThe Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series) Ricky Ricardo (13 episodes, 1957–1960), Executive Producer (13 episodes, 1957–1960), In Charge Of Production (4 episodes, 1958–1959), Director (3 episodes, 1959–1960), Performer ("The Bayamo") (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1957–1960 13
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  • Primary photo for The TexanThe Texan (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 1958–1960
  • Primary photo for Sunday ShowcaseSunday Showcase (TV Series) Ricky Ricardo (1 episode, 1959), Director (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for The Scarface MobThe Scarface Mob (TV Movie) Executive In Charge Of Production  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Make Room for DaddyMake Room for Daddy (TV Series) Ricky Ricardo (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for The Fountain of YouthThe Fountain of Youth (TV Short) Executive Producer  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Colgate TheatreColgate Theatre (TV Series) Executive Producer (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
    • Mr. Tutt (Sep 9, 1958) Executive Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for I Love LucyI Love Lucy (TV Series) Ricky Ricardo (181 episodes, 1951–1957), Executive Producer (132 episodes, 1952–1956), Producer (26 episodes, 1956–1957), Performer ("Babalu") (1 episode, 1951), Performer ("Nobody Loves the Ump") (1 episode, 1956), Performer ("Martha") (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("Forever, Darling") (1 episode, 1955), Performer ("Cuban Cabby") (1 episode, 1953), Performer ("I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)", "Sweet Sue, Just You", "El Cumbanchero") (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("Sweet and Lovely") (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("Shine On, Harvest Moon", "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear", "Under The Bamboo Tree") (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("Cuban Pete") (1 episode, 1951), Performer ("Cuban Cabby", "Cielito Lindo") (1 episode, 1951), Performer ("The Lady in Red", "Similau") (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("Jingle Bells") (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951–1957 181
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  • Primary photo for Those Whiting GirlsThose Whiting Girls (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 1955–1957
  • Primary photo for I Love Lucy Christmas ShowI Love Lucy Christmas Show (TV Special) Ricky Ricardo, Producer  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for WillyWilly (TV Series) Executive Producer (39 episodes, 1954–1955)  Less 1954–1955 39
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  • Primary photo for Country DoctorCountry Doctor (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1954
Self (32 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (30 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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