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Desiderio A. Arnaz

Desilu Productions

1950 - 1962

Entertainment & Broadcast Media

Military ServiceAir Force
1950 b. 1917
male
Personal
Born-Died1917 - 1986
BirthplaceCuba
RaceHispanic
FatherPolitician
Era - 1950

In 1951, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball first telecasted their situation comedy - “I Love Lucy,” which was an overnight sensation. Desilu Productions literally created the phenomenon of reruns. Selling the rerun rights of “I Love Lucy” to CBS, Arnaz purchased RKO studios. As a result, the company had the capacity to produce, or to assist in producing, from 25 to 30 television shows a year.