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Desi Arnaz – Film and Television actor, musician

-    Born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

-    Immigrated to U.S. in 1933, age 16

-    Best Known for role As Ricky Ricardo on TV series I Love Lucy   

-    Along with Lucille Ball, credited with inventing the “rerun”

-    Extremely patriotic immigrant

-    Married and divorced Lucille Ball, but remained lifelong friends

-    1917 – 1986, age 69