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Desi Arnaz Jr. (b. 1953)

Then:
Desi of Dino, Desi & Billy; Craig Carter, Here's Lucy.

Now:
Owner of Boulder Theatre in Boulder City, Nevada; nostalgia pop act.

FYI:

  • Second wife, Amy, runs a dance studio in the Boulder Theatre.
  • Brother of Lucie Arnaz. Son of sitcom sweethearts Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, both of I Love Lucy.
  • As a newborn, appeared on cover of first TV Guide in April 1953.
  • Did not play Little Ricky on I Love Lucy; Keith Thibodeaux did.
  • Scored pop hits, including "I'm a Fool," and teen-idol status with mid-1960s bandmates Dean Paul Martin (Dino) and Billy Hinsche.
  • Reformed the group in 1998 as Ricci, Desi & Billy, with Ricci Martin filling in for his brother, Dean Paul, who was killed in a military jet crash in 1987.
  • Dated Patty Duke in the early 1970s, when she was over 18, and he was not.
  • Played his father in 1992 movie, The Mambo Kings.
  • Devotee of author/self-help guru Vernon Howard, founder of the New Life Foundation.

    Links:

  • OFFICIAL SITE: Ricci, Desi & Billy
  • The Lucy-Desi Museum
  • IMDb.com credits


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