Actor, Director, Musician, SInger
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 and television producer. He is best remembered for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American television series I...Wikipedia
Age: 69 (age at death)
Born: 2nd March, 1917, Santiago, Cuba
Died: 2nd December, 1986, Del Mar, California, USA
Height: 5' 11½" (182 cm)
Claim to Fame: Ricky Ricardo (I Love Lucy)
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According to Mafia boss turned government informant Jimmy "The Weasel" Fratianno in his book "The Last Mafioso", several top members of the Chicago Mafia family were furious about the portrayal of Italians in general and the Mafia in particular in "The Untouchables" (1959), of which Arnaz was executive producer, and put out a contract on his life. Several mob hitmen hid in the bushes and behind trees outside his house one night after having been tipped off that he was on his way home and were going to shoot him when he pulled into his driveway, but for some unknown reason Arnaz never came home that night. The killers were supposed to come back again and wait for him the next night, but in the meantime cooler heads prevailed and the murder plot was called off. Arnaz apparently never found out how close he came to being murdered.
Ashes were scattered at sea.
Color version of golden oldie I Love Lucy tops U.S TV ratings with 8.7m viewers nearly 60 years after it first aired
Nearly six decades after it first aired, an I Love Lucy Christmas special was last week's most-watched holiday program.
There was a gimmick involved: The episode of the 1950s Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz sitcom was colorized.
A companion episode that featured Lucy as a grape-stomper in Italy also went from black-and-white to color.Lucille Ball, who died in 1989, played a housewife with aspirations of showbiz fame. Arnaz, her real-life husband, played a bandleader who always offered a shoulder to cry on when her schemes met with inevitable disaster.The Nielsen company... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 1 year ago
Of course, Lucille Ball made us laugh. Think of the grape stomping. The chocolate factory. The Swiss cheese disguised in a baby blanket.
She even made us cry. Remember when she told Ricky they were having a baby?
Saturday marks what would have been the 100th birthday of everybody's favorite redhead, arguably the 20th century's most popular clown, unquestionably the Queen of Television.
And, as she herself well knew, given the hours of I Love Lucy reruns that kept generations glued to their TV sets, she was "the world's babysitter."
Born... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 3 years ago
LOS ANGELES – Heirs of the late Lucille Ball and her second husband are sparring over the planned auction of some of the couple's prized possessions, including a Rolls Royce and some of the actress' awards.
Other items on the auction block are photos, sketches, other personal items and love letters between Ball and Gary Morton, the comedienne's second husband.
Morton and Ball were married until the comedienne's death in 1989. He later remarried, and the items being offered for sale Saturday were consigned
by his widow, Susie Morton.
She is... Read More
Posted by crown022002 4 years ago
Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.
American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is.
The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour...