DESI Arnaz is a Cuban-American actor and bandleader known for his role in the hit-sitcom I Love Lucy.
Arnaz had an illustrious career in the film industry, which reflected in his bank account.
Arnaz was also the leader for the Latin music band, Desi Arnaz OrchestraCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Who was Desi Arnaz and what was his net worth when he died?
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III, known as Desi Arnaz, was a Cuban-American actor, musician, producer and bandleader.
He was born on March 2, 1917 and died on December 2, 1986.
Arnaz’s estimated net-worth is $20million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He is best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the sitcom, I Love Lucy, which he co-starred with his wife, Lucille Ball, at the time.
He co-founded the television company Desilu Productions and went on to produce several TV series.
He was also the leader of the Latin music band, Desi Arnaz Orchestra.
At 69-years-old, Arnaz died from lung cancer.
Does Desi Arnaz have children?
Arnaz had two children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., both with Lucille Ball.
Desi was born on January 19, 1953 in Los Angeles, California.
He is an actor and musician, whose birth was one of the most publicized in TV history.
Lucie was born on July 17, 1951 in Los Angeles, California.
She is an American actress, who played Kim Carter in I Love Lucy.
Unfortunately, the show wasn’t enough to save their marriage and Lucille filed for divorce in 1960Credit: Getty
What was the reason for Lucille Ball’s and Desi Arnaz’s divorce?
Ball tried to split from her on screen hubby, Arnaz, in 1944 over his excessive drinking and infidelity.
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When the couple realized they could make a lot of money in the entertainment industry by working together on projects, they reconciled for a while.
Lucille was eventually given the opportunity to star in 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy and is believed to have pictured her husband as the only person who could play her on screen lover in the hit family comedy.
Unfortunately, the show wasn’t enough to save their marriage and Lucille filed for divorce in 1960.
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