“I Love Lucy Arnaz”

We all loved American comedienne Lucille Ball and her Cuban-born husband, Desi Arnaz, who premiered in their wildly popular, long-running TV series, “I Love Lucy” on October 15, 1951.  “I Love Lucy” was the most watched show in the US for four of its six seasons.  In their roles of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, the two mirrored their off-screen lives, with Ricky in the role of Latino band leader and immigrant determined to be successful in the American music scene, and Lucy determined to be a star performer in music and dance.  At that time, Latinos did not star on prime time American television in a positive, starring role.  The couple was honored with a US Postage Stamp, among many other accolades.

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