Producer, performer and artist Desi Arnaz has gotten one of the advanced age’s most highest honors – he’s been picked as the Google Doodle to celebrate what might have been his 102nd birthday, his personification being seen hundreds of millions of times.
Best referred to for his job as Ricky Ricardo on 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy, where he played the husband of genuine wife Lucille Ball, Arnaz was a spearheading figure in early TV and later, with his very own studio, improved on reruns and syndication of the shows.
Arnaz was conceived Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha on March 2, 1917 in Santiago, Cuba, yet his family deserted to Miami right off the bat in his life. His first profession was in music, where he worked under band pioneer Xavier Cugat. Arnaz in the long run propelled his very own band, which is credited with beginning the Conga line furor in the US.
From that point, he moved to the Broadway show Too Many Girls, later joining the motion picture rendition, where he met Lucille Ball. The two proceeded to make one of TV’s first sitcoms in 1951, as Arnaz played bandleader Ricky Ricardo, who had an ordinary gig at the Tropicana club. He parlayed that job into the genuine hit single Babalu.
I Love Lucy wound up must-see TV for the beginning of the medium, is still in reruns today. Arnaz was a show maker and a key to its high creation esteems. The show finished in 1957, and the couple separated in 1960. Arnaz kicked the bucket in 1986
Google said in a statement that Arnaz was a “trailblazer” in the American television industry.
“Here’s to Desi Arnaz, whose beaming joy and laughter continues to bring delight to living rooms and viewers around the globe,” Google said.
Children Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill and Desi Arnaz, Jr., the offspring of Desi and Lucy, said in the statement that they are “thrilled” that Google is honoring their father.
“We are so proud that he is being recognized for his talent and his gifts of entertainment. Desiderio Alberto Arnaz III was a one-of-a-kind innovator and trailblazer, and we wish he could have lived to see this special acknowledgment of the lasting contributions he gave to the world,” the statement said.