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Desi Arnaz
March 2, 1917 - December 2, 1986
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is.


I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude.


I don't think anyone can tell you what it is that makes you a star.


I learned a lot from Xavier Cugat.


Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.


A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.


When we got married, nobody gave it more than two weeks. There were bets all over the country, with astronomical odds against us.


My Latin temper blows up pretty fast, but it goes down just as fast. Maybe that's why you seldom hear of ulcers in Latin America.


Motion-picture studio floors used to be all wooden and not smooth at all. This was difficult when moving a camera around on a dolly.


Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.


Since I was very young I have always worked hard at whatever I have had to do.


Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts.


An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.


Nobody bats 500. We all make mistakes.


Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it.


Al Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.


The success of I Love Lucy is something that happens only once in a lifetime, if you are fortunate enough to have it happen at all.


The way the Army does things is sometimes a little strange.


At times we were criticized for doing too much slapstick. I don't believe in mild comedy, and neither does Lucy.


The thing I remember about New York was how little I felt. I arrived with one small bag and $15.


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