Desi Arnaz was a Cuban-American musician, actor, and television producer who died in 1986 with a net worth of $20 million. Desi Arnaz was born in March 1917 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, and died in December 1986.
Arnaz was best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the TV show I Love Lucy, which he did with his wife Lucille Ball. He also led the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, a Latin music band. From 1951 to 1957, Arnaz played Ricky Ricardo in the TV series I Love Lucy. From 1957 to 1960, he played Ricardo in the television series The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. Arnaz executive produced the TV shows Willy, I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Ann Sothern Show, The Lucy Show, and The Mothers-In-Law as part of Desilu Productions with Ball.
Arnaz received a Golden Globe Award for best television Show in 1956. In 1960, he received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for both motion picture and television work. From 1940 to 1960, Desi was married to Lucille Ball, and then to Edith Mack Hirsch. Desi Arnaz died of lung cancer on December 2, 1986, at the age of 69.
Desi Arnaz Early Life
Desi Arnaz Jr. was born on January 19, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III, or Desi Arnaz, was a Cuban-American actor-musician, and his mother, Lucille Désirée Ball, was a Hollywood legend. His elder sister, Lucie Désirée Arnaz, is also a successful actress.
At the time of his birth, his parents were stars on the popular television show I Love Lucy. On the day he was born, his mother’s television character, Lucy Ricardo, gave birth to a son named Little Ricky.
Desi Arnaz Jr. was three years old when he went to the sets of I Love Lucy and saw another kid playing his parents’ son and experienced his first bout of jealousy. People started calling him Little Ricky, which didn’t help matters.
He grew to despise Little Ricky and aspired to be better than him in every way. It eventually led to a crisis of identity. In 1957, he made his first appearance on TV as an audience member on an episode of I Love Lucy.
By 1960, his parents’ marriage was over because his father drank too much and cheated on his mother. They divorced on May 4, 1960, but remained friendly until Desi Arnaz died. In 1961, he and his sister were sent to New York to attend St. Vincent Ferrer School. He appeared in six episodes of The Lucy Show, a spin-off of the well-known I Love Lucy, from 1962 to 1965.
Desi Arnaz Net Worth
Desi Arnaz Jr. is estimated to be worth $45 million. Desi Arnaz Jr., born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV, is a well-known actor and musician. He rose to prominence as the son of two legendary Hollywood stars, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. He made his first television appearance when he was four years old, and by the age of twelve, he had established himself as a musician. He makes most of his money from TV shows, movies, album sales, and concerts.
Desi Arnaz Music Career
While attending Good Shepherd Beverly Hills Catholic School in 1964, Desi Arnaz Jr. met Dean Martin’s son, Dean Paul Martin (Dino), and Billy Hinsche. Dino, Desi, and Billy eventually formed their own band and released their debut album, Since You Broke My Heart / We Know, the following year.
I’m A Fool, the band’s best-known song, was released in 1965 and reached number seventeen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Not the Lovin’ Kind, another hit from the same year, peaked at number twenty-five. Desi played the drum in them.
Their debut album, I’m A Fool, was released in 1965. In 1966, three more albums were released: Our Time Is Coming, Memories Are Made of This, and Souvenir. In 1966, the three boys appeared in Dean Martin’s film Murderers’ Row.
The band disbanded in 1969. They had released 17 singles by that point and had toured as an opening act for many well-known musical acts, including the Beach Boys.