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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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I Love Lucy, The Man in the Funny Suit, Bataan, The Long, Long Trailer, Forever, Darling,.

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

Nicholas Collini: Been married long?
Mr. Tewitt: About 31 years.
Nicholas Collini: Have many fights?
Mr. Tewitt: Nope.
Nicholas Collini: Then take my advice: don't buy a trailer.

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

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Desi Arnaz Facts
Instrumental in the creation of numerous classic TV series, in particular "The Untouchables" (1959).

In the film The Mambo Kings (1992), he was portrayed by his real-life son, Desi Arnaz Jr..

Ironically, the radio show on which "I Love Lucy" (1951) was based, "My Favorite Husband," was itself based on a book entitled "Mr. and Mrs. Cugat." Arnaz worked for Xavier Cugat during this time.

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