US Loves Ricky

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 03/26/2017 - 13:42

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary television pioneer Desi Arnaz March 2, 1917, we celebrate a TV icon who not only co-starred in my favorite comedy of all time, I Love Lucy, but the Cuban-born immigrant was one of the most important behind-the-scenes figures in the history of broadcasting.

Arnaz was not only the founding father of Desilu Productions with his American-born wife Lucille Ball, along with the brilliant minds they hired the biracial couple created television methods still in use today, most notably filming a sitcom with multiple cameras in front of a live studio audience.

I Love Lucy reruns will last forever. Desi was proud Latino, who opened the door for other Hispanic performers in the media and introduced viewers to Cuban music on I Love Lucy.

TV Topper Desi Arnaz