Arnaz, Desi

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Arnaz, Desi Gender: M
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
born on 2 March 1917 at 12:30 (= 12:30 PM )
Place Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 20n01, 75w49
Timezone LST m82w24 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°36' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°34 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 02°51'

Desi Arnaz


Cuban-American musician and actor. He moved to the U.S. at 16 where he worked as a laborer before landing a job with a Miami rumba band before forming his own Cuban band. He married Lucy in 1940 and made his screen debut the same year: two kids. Years later, they made a fortune with Desilu productions and the hit comedy series "I Love Lucy." The show aired from 15 October 1951 to 24 September 1961, in which Arnaz played Ricky Ricardo, the devoted and forbearing spouse of a wacky wife. His broken English was part of the humor that kept the simple plot line flowing in a show that kept 10 million American families glued to the TV sets for 190 episodes. Their rating reached a peak on the night of 19 January 1953, when an estimated 44 million viewers saw Lucy Ricardo give birth to Ricky Jr on the air, coincidentally on the same day that Lucy actually did give birth to their second child off screen.

They divorced amiably in 1960. He wrote his autobiography, "A Book" in 1976.

Fond of his Cuban cigars, Arnaz died of lung cancer on 2 December 1986, Del Mar, CA, aged 68.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • parent->child relationship with Arnaz, Lucie (born 17 July 1951)
  • spouse relationship with Ball, Lucille (born 6 August 1911). Notes: Bitter very
  • role played of/by Bardem, Javier (born 1 March 1969). Notes: 2021 film "Being the Ricardos"


  • Work : Begin Major Project 15 October 1951 (Debut of I Love Lucy)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Gain social status 19 January 1953 (Lucy gave birth, 44 million viewers)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : End Major Project 24 September 1961 (Last episode of I Love Lucy)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Penfield Collection "personal." (Stated as from him to Bob Jansky, who said not so.)


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal lung cancer)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Lucille Ball)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter and one son)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (I Love Lucy Show)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Desi Arnaz Orchestra)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Hollywood Walk of Fame)