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: It's a fine thing when you come home to your home and your home is gone!


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


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Ashes were scattered at sea.

In 1957, he opened the Desi Arnaz West Hills Hotel, with 42 rooms and a restaurant featuring his own personal recipes, in Indian Wells. With all the time he spent with his new real estate ventures, he and Lucille Ball built a home on the 17th fairway at the Thunderbird Golf Club on land he won in a poker game.

In 1953, with "I Love Lucy" (1951) the #1 show in America, Philip Morris, their primary sponsor, agreed to sponsor the show for an additional 2 and a half years for $8 million, $5 million of which went directly to the Arnazes and their company.

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