Saturday, September 5, 2009

Desi's real name anyone? and other interesting facts about out favorite Cuban band learder.

If you know the answer to these questions, you'll be ready for any trivia contest regarding Lucy and Desi so study up! You never know when you might win something exciting! Desi's birth name was officially "Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha" which he thought would be too long to catch on.
"Cuban Pete" wasn't just a song that his alter ego Ricky Ricardo sang on I Love Lucy, but was a movie Desi start in where he earned the name "Rhumba-King".
Lucy and Ricky were actually married twice...the first time was in Connecticut because the two were so in love they couldn't bear to be out of each other's sight. The second one was an official Catholic ceremony back in California to please Desi's mother who was a very devout women. (actually, if you want to be a stickler, you could say they were married three times because there original marriage was loosely re-enacted on one of the episodes of the show).
Desi bought Lucy's first wedding ring was bought for $5.00 at Woolworth's!
Desi was once the bandleader for Bob Hope's radio show. He and Lucy remained life-long friends of Bob.
Desi's first major part that brought him acclaim was for the hit show "Too Many Girl's" on Broadway. When he went to Hollywood to re-create the roll for the Movie version, it was there that he
Born: Mar 02, 1917 in Santiago, Cuba
Died: Dec 02, 1986 of lung cancer
The photo of Desi and Lucy's wedding is taken from a Saturday evening post magazine, May 31, 1958.
met Lucy and things were never the same again!