Desi Arnaz

  1. Harry Burns, Tortilla Flat, 1941.   Arnaz tested for the John Steinbeck tale – 15 years before ruling US TV with his wife, Lucille Ball.
  2. John Conte,  Lost in a Harem, 1944.    Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y De Acha III – aka Lucille Ball’s husband, but not yet Lucy’s – fell out of the Prince Ramo role in the Abbott & Costello comedy as production was delayed for a year due to Lou Costello’s battle with rheumatic fever. 

 Birth year: 1917Death year: 1986Other name: Casting Calls:  2