Desi Arnaz Jr Early Life, Career, Net Worth and Achievements
Desi Arnaz Jr Early Life – Desi Arnaz Jr. was a drummer when he was merely 12. Desi used to play at Dino, Desi, & Billy, with Dean Martin’s son Dean Paul Martin as well as Billy Hinsche.
Two singles from the group, “Not The Lovin’ Kind” and “I am a Fool” became big hits also. Desi appeared on the I Love Lucy show also in 1968 with Lucie his sister.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Actor and musician Desiderio Alberto Arnaz III were born on March 2, 1917, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Born to a wealthy family, the Arnazes fled Cuba for Miami after a revolution in 1933.
After working a number of odd jobs to help support the family, Desi got his first musician’s gig as a guitarist for the Siboney Septet.
Desi’s marriage to Lucille Ball ended in 1960. He sold his share of Desilu Productions to Ball in 1963. After that, Arnaz made a few forays into television, working largely behind the scenes.
He served as a producer on such shows as The Mothers-In-Law in the late 1960s. With his second wife, Edith, he lived in Del Mar, California. He died of cancer at his home there in 1986 at the age of 69.
After working briefly for Xavier Cugat in New York, Arnaz returned to Miami to lead a combo of his own and introduce the Conga Line to American audiences.
It was such a hit, both locally and nationally, that Arnaz returned to New York to start his own band. He was offered a role in the 1939 Broadway musical Too Many Girls and later starred in Hollywood’s film version.
It was there that he met his future wife, Lucille Ball. They were married in 1940.
Arnaz made three more films before being inducted into the Army during WWII. During his two years in the service, he was responsible for entertaining the troops.
He formed a new orchestra after being discharged and recorded several hits during the late 1940s. During this time he served as orchestra leader on Bob Hope’s radio show from 1946 to 1947.
Desi Arnaz Jr Net Worth\Achievement
Desi Arnaz, Jr. is an American actor and musician who has a net worth of $40 million
Desi Arnaz Jr. was a drummer when he was merely 12. Desi used to play at Dino, Desi, & Billy, with Dean Martin’s son Dean Paul Martin as well as Billy Hinsche. Two singles from the group, “Not The Lovin’ Kind” and “I am a Fool” became big hits also.
Desi appeared on the I Love Lucy show also in 1968 with Lucie his sister. From then on till 1992, he has played in many television shows and movies.
Some of these are The Brady Bunch, Marco, Police Story, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, House of the Long Shadows, and The Mambo Kings among others.