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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 2, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
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'I Love Lucy' Christmas special to air on CBS

'I Love Lucy' Christmas special to air on CBS

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- CBS says it plans to air the "I Love Lucy Christmas Special," featuring two newly colorized classic episodes of the U.S. sitcom.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 2, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
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'I Love Lucy' tops Best in TV list

'I Love Lucy' tops Best in TV list

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- "I Love Lucy," the classic sitcom starring real-life married couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, has been voted the best U.S. television show ever.
Walters to host 'Best in TV' special

Walters to host 'Best in TV' special

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- ABC says it plans to air a special edition of its U.S. program "20/20" called "Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time."

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 2, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
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915 Lucille Ball look-alikes set record

915 Lucille Ball look-alikes set record

JAMESTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A total of 915 Lucille Ball look-alikes converged on Jamestown, N.Y., to celebrate the late comedian's 100th birthday and set a world record, officials say.

Donna Conkling, a King Sister, dies at 88

PLANO, Texas, June 22 (UPI) -- Donna King Conkling, one of the singing King Sisters who started performing in the 1930s and had a TV program in the '60s, died in Plano, Texas, at age 88.

I'ts a boy for 'Earl's' Pressly

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- A baby boy was born Friday to "My Name is Earl" star Jaime Pressly and her deejay fiance, Eric Cubiche, in a Los Angeles hospital.

Jaime Pressly expecting a little Dezi

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- "My Name is Earl" star Jaime Pressly announced she was four months pregnant on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank, Calif.

Actress Argentina Brunetti dead at 98

ROME, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Actress Argentina Brunetti, who played the Italian immigrant Mrs. Martini in "It's a Wonderful Life," has died in Rome at at 98.

Arnaz business manager leaps to his death

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Actress Lucie Arnaz's longtime business manager jumped to his death from her 40th floor New York apartment.
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George Raft (L) and Desi Arnaz Sr. arrive at the Good Shepherd Church for a Rosary Mass for Jimmy Durante who died on January 29, 1980 of a prolonged lung ailment at the age of 86. The photographers were not allowed inside the church, so only arrival and departure pictures were allowed of the celebrities. (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner/Files)
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Desi Arnaz (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986) was a Cuban-born American musician, actor and television producer. While he gained international renown for leading a Latin music band, the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, he is best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the classic American TV series I Love Lucy, starring with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time.

Desi Arnaz was born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III in Santiago de Cuba to Desiderio Alberto Arnaz (1894–1973) and his wife Dolores de Acha (1896–1988). His father was Santiago's youngest mayor and also served in the Cuban House of Representatives. His mother's father was Alberto de Acha, one of the three founders of Bacardi Rum. According to Arnaz himself, in his autobiography A Book (1976), the family owned three ranches, a palatial home, and a vacation mansion on a private island in Santiago Bay, Cuba. Following the 1933 revolution, led by Fulgencio Batista, which overthrew President Gerardo Machado, Alberto Arnaz was jailed and all of his property was confiscated. He was released after six months when U.S. officials, who believed him to be neutral, intervened on his behalf. The family then fled to Miami, Florida, where Desi attended parochial high school with the son of Al Capone.

In the US Desi Arnaz turned to show business to support himself. In 1939, he starred on Broadway in the musical Too Many Girls. He went to Hollywood the next year to appear in the show's movie version at RKO, which starred Lucille Ball. Arnaz and Ball married on November 30, 1940. Arnaz also played guitar for Xavier Cugat.

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