Desi Arnaz

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  • Birth Name: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
  • Birth Place: Santiago, Cuba
  • Died: December 2, 1986
  • Profession: Actor, Musician, Band leader, Producer, Director
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Fri May 25 5:00am
I Love LucyLucy Changes Her Mind(Season 2, Episode 21) HALMRK

Lucy can't make up her mind and it's driving Ricky (and the waiter at the restaurant where they're eating) to distraction. Ricky's also annoyed because she doesn't finish things she starts. So when she finds an unfinished love letter she was writing to an (more…)

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Fri May 25 5:30am
I Love LucyNo Children Allowed(Season 2, Episode 22) HALMRK

Little Ricky's all-night crying is most annoying to elderly neighbor Mrs. Trumbull (Elizabeth Patterson), who threatens to move out. The Mertzes stand up to her, but Ethel won't let the Ricardos forget it.

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Fri May 25 6:00am
I Love LucyLucy Hires a Maid(Season 2, Episode 23) HALMRK

The baby exhausts Lucy, so the Ricardos hire a maid (Verna Felton). Unfortunately, she isn't much of a housekeeper, and is better at eating than cooking. Now if only Lucy could summon up the courage to fire her.

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Fri May 25 6:30am
I Love LucyThe Indian Show(Season 2, Episode 24) HALMRK

Lucy wants to play an Indian in Ricky's act. He won't hear of it, of course, but what really galls her is that the Mertzes will be in it. What to do? A little backstage dealing, strap Little Ricky into a papoose and it's on with the show. Juanita: Carol Ri (more…)

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Fri May 25 7:00am
I Love LucyLucy's Last Birthday(Season 2, Episode 25) HALMRK

Poor Lucy. It's her birthday but everyone, it seems, has forgotten it. So she takes a gloomy walk in Central Park, where she makes friends with a forlorn group who call themselves “The Friends of the Friendless.” There, she decides to teach Ricky a les (more…)

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Fri May 25 7:30am
I Love LucyThe Ricardos Change Apartments(Season 2, Episode 26) HALMRK

Lucy's problem: convincing Ricky that they need a larger apartment. So she proceeds to make the old one “cramped” and that does the trick (that and offering to pay the extra $20 a month out of the household budget). Not surprisingly, moving day goes le (more…)

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Sat May 26 5:00am
I Love LucyLucy Is Matchmaker(Season 2, Episode 27) HALMRK

Lucy plays matchmaker when she meets a friend of the Mertzes (Hal March) who happens to be an eligible bachelor. His line of work? He's a lingerie salesman, a fact that just might get her (and Ethel) into trouble when her matchmaking efforts inevitably bac (more…)

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Sat May 26 5:30am
I Love LucyLucy Wants New Furniture(Season 2, Episode 28) HALMRK

Lucy buys a new sofa and coffee-table without telling Ricky (of course), and hides it in the kitchen. That makes for unusual meals and, when Ricky discovers what's up, unusual economizing on Lucy's part. Included: a homemade dress. “I made it with my own (more…)

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Sun May 27 5:00am
I Love LucyThe Camping Trip(Season 2, Episode 29) HALMRK

Lucy fears that she and Ricky don't have enough in common, so she decides to pursue one of his interests: camping. Ricky and Fred don't want her (or Ethel) horning in on their summer retreat, so Ricky decides to take her on a “trial run” in the woods a (more…)

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Sun May 27 5:30am
I Love LucyRicky and Fred Are TV Fans(Season 2, Episode 30) HALMRK

Lucy doesn't like being a TV-boxing widow, so she and Ethel stalk out of the house to a cafe---where everyone's glued to the boxing on TV. Next stop: the police station, but not at their instigation. Cop: Allen Jenkins. Desk Sergeant: Frank Nelson. Counter (more…)

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Sun May 27 6:00am
I Love LucyNever Do Business with Friends(Season 2, Episode 31) HALMRK

A tug-of-war ensues when the Ricardos sell their washing machine to the Mertzes: it breaks down (of course) and the Ricardos won't take it back. Mrs. Trumbull: Elizabeth Patterson. Joe: Herbert Vigran.

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Sun May 27 6:30am
I Love LucyRicky's Life Story(Season 3, Episode 1) HALMRK

A Life magazine spread on Ricky makes Lucy envious---and wanting to break into show biz all the more. Fred has an idea to get her off her kick: Show Lucy “how hard show business really is,” he advises Ricky, who concocts a backbreaking “challenge dan (more…)

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Mon May 28 5:00am
I Love LucyThe Girls Go into Business(Season 3, Episode 2) HALMRK

Lucy and Ethel buy a dress shop. What to call it? Lucyeth's? Ethelu's? That isn't their only problem. Mrs. Hansen: Mabel Paige. Policeman: Emory Parnell.

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Mon May 28 5:30am
I Love LucyLucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress(Season 3, Episode 3) HALMRK

Lucy and Ethel buy the same dress for the upcoming talent show at the Wednesday Afternoon Fine Arts League. True, they'll be doing a duet (and their number is “Friendship”), but this is not what they had in mind. Meanwhile, Lucy must persuade Ricky to (more…)

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Mon May 28 6:00am
I Love LucyEqual Rights(Season 3, Episode 4) HALMRK

Lucy and Ethel demand equal rights for women. Okay, say Ricky and Fred at a restaurant: separate checks for all four. Thus begins Lucy and Ethel's careers as restaurant dishwashers. So they plot revenge: they'll scare their husbands by claiming to have bee (more…)

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Mon May 28 6:30am
I Love LucyBaby Pictures(Season 3, Episode 5) HALMRK

Lucy and Ricky promise not to brag about Little Ricky---at least, not as much as the Applebys brag about their Little Stevie. Ricky has a reason to insist on modesty: Charlie Appleby (Hy Averback) runs a TV station and Ricky wants to emcee a show on it. Ca (more…)

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Mon May 28 7:00am
I Love LucyLucy Tells the Truth(Season 3, Episode 6) HALMRK

Can Lucy go a whole day without telling one fib? Ricky and the Metzes bet her $100 that she can't. So it's a shame that she has a bridge game coming up (questions will concern her age, weight and hair color), and a TV-show audition, at which she's asked to (more…)

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Mon May 28 7:30am
I Love LucyThe French Revue(Season 3, Episode 7) HALMRK

Parlez vous Francais, Lucy? Non. So she hires a waiter at a restaurant to teach her. That leads (in a roundabout way) to Lucy's finding her way into Ricky's French revue at the club. Robert DuBois: Alberto Morin.

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Tue May 29 5:00am
I Love LucyRedecorating the Mertzes' Apartment(Season 3, Episode 8) HALMRK

It's redecorating time at the Mertzes'. Too bad the Ricardos would stay away. Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley.

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Tue May 29 5:30am
I Love LucyToo Many Crooks(Season 3, Episode 9) HALMRK

Lucy is spotted sneaking into the Mertzes' apartment (for a thoroughly innocent reason) and soon she's suspected of being a thief known around the neighborhood as “Madame X.” Mrs. Trumbull: Elizabeth Patterson. Policeman: Allen Jenkins.

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Tue May 29 6:00am
I Love LucyChanging the Boys' Wardrobe(Season 3, Episode 10) HALMRK

It's time the boys got some new clothes, so Lucy and Ethel sell their old ones---without their knowledge (of course). And rival plots ensue. Meanwhile, Ricky's agent (Jerry Hausner) has him named “one of the 10 best-dressed men,” and Fred is his “fas (more…)

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Tue May 29 6:30am
I Love LucyLucy Has Her Eyes Examined(Season 3, Episode 11) HALMRK

Lucy has a jitterbug audition for an upcoming movie role. But can she do it with her eyes fogged with eye drops? That's what happens to her when she takes Ricky to have his eyes examined. Dancer Arthur “King Cat” Walsh plays himself (giving Lucy a jitt (more…)

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Tue May 29 7:00am
I Love LucyRicky's Old Girlfriend(Season 3, Episode 12) HALMRK

Ricky is jealous when Lucy comes up with a long list of ex-boyfriends, so he invents an old flame---who just happens to be in town. Her name: Carlota Romano (Rosa Turich), with whom Ricky did perform years before. Young woman: Lillian Molieri. Jerry: Jerry (more…)

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Tue May 29 7:30am
I Love LucyThe Million Dollar Idea(Season 3, Episode 13) HALMRK

The Ricardo household budget is a shambles (as usual) after Lucy decides to put her salad dressing on the market. Her plan: market it on a TV morning show on the station her friend Caroline Appleby's husband runs. Home economist Mary Margaret McMertz (Eth (more…)

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  • Birth Name: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
  • Birth Place: Santiago, Cuba
  • Died: December 2, 1986
  • Profession: Actor, Musician, Band leader, Producer, Director