Happy Birthday Desi

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/02/2019 - 09:01

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III better known as Desi Arnaz, Sr. or Ricky would have been 102 today. By the way, Desi also refers to an Indian individual. It meant country, but its usage shifted more towards referring to people, cultures, and products of a specific region.

Desi was the son of Dolores “Lolita” de Acha y de Socias, and Desiderio Alberto Arnaz. The Cuban-born American actor, musician, and television producer. He is best remembered for his role as Ricky Ricardo on my favorite sitcom #ILoveLucy.

American born and renowned redhead #LucilleBall and her husband and admirer #DesiArnaz created #Desilu #DesiluProductions Known for shows such as I Love Lucy, @StarTrek, and The Untouchables. Desi Arnaz, Sr was a Latin lover and a real legend.

When I emigrated to America as a young impressionable boy, Ricky Ricardo was the coolest guy on TV for me. You see, he was the only Cuban on prime-time, married to an American babe. She was the funniest redhead on the planet.

While in the fifth grade, I approached a girl named Roberta, believe it or not, and her hair was golden red, but she did not want to talk to me because among her reasons was that I did not speak English... And so it goes.

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