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Desi Arnaz Overview:

Legendary actor, Desi Arnaz, was born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y De Acha III on Mar 2, 1917 in Santiago, Cuba. Arnaz died at the age of 69 on Dec 2, 1986 in Del Mar, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered .

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. In addition, Arnaz was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1999. Arnaz was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Desi Arnaz Quotes:

Lorenzo Xavier Vega: Millie is a load of hay, a breed of cat that's dyin', and deserves to die.


Nicholas Collini: [narrating] It was a matter of what would give out first: me or the money.


Tacy: What happened?
Nicholas Collini: Oh nothing, I just cracked my skull.


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Desi Arnaz Facts
In 1945, after his service in the Army, he found himself $30,000 in debt, mostly due to back taxes. Lucille Ball helped him pay his debt, but due to his pride, considered it a loan, and kept a strict account of the money he owed her.

After their divorce, Desi produced Lucy's hit musical "Wildcat" on Broadway.

In 1957, in an effort to expand Desilu, he sold CBS his and Lucille Ball's rights to 179 "I Love Lucy" (1951) 30-minute shows for $4,500,000. They also sold their rights to "December Bride" (1954) for $500,000 and CBS had exclusive rights to their public appearances for 10 years for an additional $1,000,000. With these profits, Desilu purchased RKO Studios for $6,125,000.

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