Desi Alberto Arnaz de Acha, III (1917 - 1986) MP

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Nicknames: "Desi Arnaz", "Desi"
Birthplace: Santiago, Oriente, Cuba
Death: Died in Del Mar, San Diego, California, United States
Occupation: Actor, musician, producer, Musician-Actor-Producer-Director
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Desi Alberto Arnaz de Acha, III

Desi Arnaz, circa 1950 Born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III March 2, 1917(1917-03-02) Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Died December 2, 1986(1986-12-02) (aged 69) Del Mar, California, United States Occupation Actor, musician, producer Years active 1936–1982 Spouse

Lucille Ball (1940–1960) Edith Mack Hirsch (1963–1985) (her death) 2 children -------------------- Desi Arnaz (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986) was a Cuban musician, actor and television producer.

Desi Arnaz was born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III in Santiago de Cuba to Desiderio Alberto Arnaz (1894-1973) and Dolores de Acha (1896-1988). His father was Santiago's youngest mayor and then served in the Cuban House of Representatives. The 1933 revolution, led by Fulgencio Batista, overthrew the American-backed President Gerardo Machado, landed his father in jail for six months, and stripped his family of its wealth and power. Arnaz's father was released when U.S. officials, who believed him to be neutral during the revolt, intervened on his behalf. Arnaz and his parents then fled to Miami, Florida.

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Desi Arnaz's Timeline

March 2, 1917
Santiago, Oriente, Cuba
- 1936
Age 16
Miami, Florida, United States
November 30, 1940
Age 23
Jamestown, Chautauqua , New York, USA
October 15, 1951
- present
Age 34
Hollywood, California, United States
May 4, 1960
Age 43
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
March 2, 1963
Age 46
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States
December 2, 1986
Age 69
Del Mar, San Diego, California, United States
Las Cruces, Mexico