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Desiderio Alberto Arnaz de Acha, III

Also Known As: "Desi Arnaz", "Desi"
Birthplace: Santiago, Oriente, Cuba
Death: December 02, 1986 (69)
Del Mar, San Diego, California, United States (Lung Cancer)
Place of Burial: Las Cruces, Mexico
Immediate Family:

Son of Desiderio Arnaz II and Dolores "Lolita" Acha de Socías
Husband of Edith Mack Hirsch Arnaz
Ex-husband of Lucille Ball
Father of Private User and Desi Arnaz Jr.

Occupation: Actor, musician, producer, Musician-Actor-Producer-Director, Musician
Managed by: Private User
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About Desi Arnaz

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

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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
October 15, 1951
Age 34
Hollywood, California, United States
December 2, 1986
Age 69
Del Mar, San Diego, California, United States
Las Cruces, Mexico