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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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Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for I Love Ryan?I Love Ryan? (TV Movie) Very Special Thanks  Less 2015 Filming
Past Film & Video (12 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • 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 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 (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 (26 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • 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 (24 episodes, 1967–1968), Raphael del Gado (4 episodes, 1967–1968)  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 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 (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) Executive Producer (13 episodes, 1957–1960), Ricky Ricardo (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 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 ("Sweet and Lovely") (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("Jingle Bells") (1 episode, 1951), Performer ("Babalu") (1 episode, 1951), Performer ("Cuban Cabby") (1 episode, 1953), Performer ("Nobody Loves the Ump") (1 episode, 1956), Performer ("Cuban Cabby", "Cielito Lindo") (1 episode, 1951), Performer ("Shine On, Harvest Moon", "Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear", "Under The Bamboo Tree") (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("Martha") (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("The Lady in Red", "Similau") (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)", "Sweet Sue, Just You", "El Cumbanchero") (1 episode, 1952), Performer ("Cuban Pete") (1 episode, 1951), Performer ("Forever, Darling") (1 episode, 1955)  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 New Comedy ShowcaseNew Comedy Showcase (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 1960– 
Self (33 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (27 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Inside EditionInside Edition (TV Series) Himself - I Love Lucy (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
    • Episode #26.59 (Dec 4, 2014) Himself - I Love Lucy (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Pioneers of TelevisionPioneers of Television (TV Mini-series) Ricky Ricardo - I Love Lucy / Himself / Ricky Ricardo (3 episodes, 2008–2014)  Less 2008–2014
    • Breaking Barriers (Apr 29, 2014) Ricky Ricardo - I Love Lucy (archive footage)  Less
    • Crime Dramas (Feb 1, 2011) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • Sitcoms (Jan 2, 2008) Himself / Ricky Ricardo (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for 10 Things You Don't Know About10 Things You Don't Know About (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
    • J Edgar Hoover (Mar 5, 2012) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for A Star Is Born: Special FeaturesA Star Is Born: Special Features (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for FrontlineFrontline (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • The Vaccine War (Apr 27, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself - Performer (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
    • I Love Lucy (May 1, 2005) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for TV Land MogulsTV Land Moguls (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
    • The 50's (Apr 28, 2004) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Presenting Emmy to Rod Serling (3 episodes, 1995–2004)  Less 1995–2004
  • Primary photo for TV in Black: The First Fifty YearsTV in Black: The First Fifty Years (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Desilu StoryThe Desilu Story (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Lucy! TV's Comedy QueenLucy! TV's Comedy Queen (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American CinemaThe Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema Himself (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Nightclub YearsThe Nightclub Years (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for ABC 2000: The MillenniumABC 2000: The Millennium (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Junket WhoreJunket Whore Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Judy Garland's HollywoodJudy Garland's Hollywood (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen'sOff the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Himself (with Lucy) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest StarBob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Pioneers of PrimetimePioneers of Primetime (TV Movie) Himself / Ricky Ricardo (archive footage)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy SpecialEd Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Lucy and Desi: A Home MovieLucy and Desi: A Home Movie (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for I Love Lucy: The Very First ShowI Love Lucy: The Very First Show (TV Movie) Ricky Ricardo / Himself (archive footage)  Less 1990 $5K
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Out-takes and Rare FootageHollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots: Memories in UniformScreen Snapshots: Memories in Uniform (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Roots of RhythmRoots of Rhythm (TV Series) Himself  Less 1984– 
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (1 episode)  Less 1987– 

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