Monday, September 7, 2009

More news about Desi

Of was course we all know that Desi Arnaz was born in Cuba, but did you know he was born into a very wealthy and privileged family. Desi's father, Desiderio Arnz II, became the mayor of Santiago, Cuba in 1923 when Desi was just a boy of 4. His mother, Dolores de Acha was thought to be one of the most beautiful women in all of Latin America and was heiress to the Barcadi rum empire.

According to all reports, Desi was a very spoiled little boy, yet showed the promise of quite a mind for business even then. His father put him in control of about 100,000 acres, a large number of race horses and was making plans to attend the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Wow, that one really shocked me.

Anyway, I thought you might enjoy this photograph of Lucy, her mom, Desi and his mother Dolores. If you look really close, I think she looks a little bit like the little lady that played Ricky's mom on I Love Lucy.


Anonymous said...

I loved seeing the picture of Lucy and Mom and Desi and Mom, they all look fabulous!!

minishoes1 said...

I was surprised about this trivia of Desi! I loved seeing these pics. Thanks!