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Also Known As: Died: December 2, 1986
Born: March 2, 1917 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Cuba Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Musica (1985) as Himself
An odyssey through the eyes, words and music of individuals who pioneered Afro-Cuban music in the United States.
2.
Escape Artist, The (1982) as Mayor Quinones
Danny Masters is the teenage son of the late, great magician and escape artist Harry Masters. Danny is also very talented and determined to follow in his father's footsteps. When he joins his aunt and uncle in their magic act, he gets in deep trouble by picking the pocket of the son of the town's d
3.
Forever, Darling (1956) as Lorenzo Xavier Vega
A madcap woman's guardian angel tries to save her marriage.
4.
The Long, Long Trailer (1954) as Nicholas Carlos Collini
Life on the road isn't what it's cracked up to be when a honeymooning couple invests in an oversized motor home.
5.
Holiday in Havana (1949) as Carlos Estrada
6.
Cuban Pete (1946) as
Unable to complete the deal by telephone, advertising executive Roberts (Don Porter) sends his assistant Ann (Joan Fulton)to Cuba to lure a Cuban band, led by Desi Arnaz, on to an American radio program. Attracted to Ann, Arnaz and his band come to New York but complications arise when the squeaky-voiced, addle-brained sponsor (Jacqueline de Wit)of the program decides she wants to be the vocalist on the program. Ethel Smith, the King Sisters and the dance team of Igor & Yvette are on hand to fill out the remaining hour of this 20-minute plot.
7.
Bataan (1943) as [Pvt.] Felix Ramirez
Thirteen U.S. soldiers risk their lives to hold a bridge against the Japanese.
8.
The Navy Comes Through (1942) as Tarriba
An old freighter single-handedly takes on a Nazi war fleet.
9.
Four Jacks and a Jill (1942) as Steve Sarto
A nightclub band's new singer becomes the center of a romantic mix-up.
10.
Father Takes a Wife (1941) as Carlos [Bardez]
A famous actress has to win over her ready-made family when she weds a shipping magnate.
11.
Too Many Girls (1940) as Manuelito
Four college football stars are hired to chaperon a reckless heiress to a Wild West college.

Producer (feature film)

12.
Forever, Darling (1956) as Producer
A madcap woman's guardian angel tries to save her marriage.

Music (feature film)

13.
Thirty Days Until I'm Famous (2004)
The story of Maggie Moreno, a tomboy whose brush with fate gives her an opportunity of a lifetime. Cole Thompson makes a bet with his boss that he can take any girl off the street and turn her into a pop star. Maggie accepts Cole's offer and after a long month of makeovers, voice and dance lessons,
14.
Smile Like Yours, A (1997) as Song Performer ("Lady In Red" "Rock A Bye Baby" "We'Re Having A Baby (My Baby And Me)")
A comedy about a couple trying to have a baby, while the husband tries to overcome his anxiety.
15.
Holiday in Havana (1949) as Composer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

16.
The Scarface Mob (1962) as In charge of prod
The pilot for the series of the same title. The exploits of Eliot Ness, the leader of an elite group of Treasury Department agents assigned to battle the underworld. In the pilot episode, broadcast as two one-hour segments of "Desilu Playhouse," Ness attempts to break up Al Capone's gang.

Cast (special)

17.
I Love Lucy: The Very First Show (1990) as Ricky Ricardo; The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra
A special featuring the pilot from the long-running series "I Love Lucy." Also include interviews with the original writers of the episode. Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, hosts.
18.
Desilu Revue, The (1959) as Guest
An hour review, broadcast as a special segment of "The Desilu Playhouse," that spotlights members of the Desilu Workshop for aspiring performers.

Music (special)

19.
Lucy & Desi: TV's First Couple (1994) as Music
Documentary chronicling Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's rise to stardom (through their television series "I Love Lucy") and the details of their often rocky personal relationship.
20.
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993) as Music Performer
A look at Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as seen through their home movies. Hosted by their daughter, Lucie Arnaz, the program includes interviews with their family and friends.

Film Production - Main (special)

21.
Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993) as Home Movies Photography
A look at Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as seen through their home movies. Hosted by their daughter, Lucie Arnaz, the program includes interviews with their family and friends.

Misc. Crew (special)

22.
Lucy & Desi: TV's First Couple (1994) as Home Movies; Scoring
Documentary chronicling Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's rise to stardom (through their television series "I Love Lucy") and the details of their often rocky personal relationship.

Cast (short)

23.
Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra (1946)
The multi-talented Desi Arnaz displays his love of music in this short film, performing such popular musical selections as "Easy Street" and "Tabu." Vitaphone Release 1465A.

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