Desi Arnaz


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Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on working with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on the last episode of The Lucy Show

Howard Anderson, Jr.

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Howard Anderson Jr. on working with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy

Army Archerd

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Army Archerd on Desi Arnaz

Lucie Arnaz

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Lucie Arnaz on the divorce of her parents Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Lucie Arnaz on Desi Arnaz
Lucie Arnaz on the Desilu Studios
Lucie Arnaz on her father, Desi Arnaz's, reaction to her on Here's Lucy
Lucie Arnaz on the death of her father, Desi Arnaz
Lucie Arnaz on the legacy of her father, Desi Arnaz
Lucie Arnaz on producing the NBC special Lucy and Desi - A Home Movie

Carol Burnett

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Carol Burnett on how Lucille Ball changed when Ball and Desi Arnaz got divorced and the dynamic of females in Hollywood

Dann Cahn

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Film editor Dann Cahn on the beginnings of I Love Lucy
Film editor Dann Cahn on network resistance to hiring Desi Arnaz for I Love Lucy
Film editor Dann Cahn on Desi Arnaz's involvement after Jess Oppenheimer's departure from I Love Lucy
Film editor Dann Cahn on Desi Arnaz's thoughts on the post-production crew of I Love Lucy
Film editor Dann Cahn on why Marc Daniels left I Love Lucy after the first year
Film editor Dann Cahn on befriending Desi Arnaz
Editor Dann Cahn on Desi Arnaz giving him greater management responsibilities on I Love Lucy
Editor Dann Cahn on Desi Arnaz
Editor Dann Cahn on Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
Editor Dann Cahn on Desi Arnaz
Editor Dann Cahn on reuniting with Desi Arnaz
Editor Dann Cahn on Desi Arnaz

Alexander Courage

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Alexander Courage on Bill Hatch composing for the radio program My Favorite Husband, the radio precursor to I Love Lucy, and Bill becoming head of the music department at Desilu

Madelyn Pugh Davis

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Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on using Desi Arnaz's accent for comedic effect on I Love Lucy
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on Desi Arnaz and his management style
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on how Desi Arnaz worked with writers on I Love Lucy
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on working with Desi Arnaz after I Love Lucy
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the breakup of Lucy and Desi's marriage
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on Desi Arnaz

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on his landlords at Desilu studios

Dixon Dern

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Dixon Dern on the legacy of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
Dixon Dern on Desi Arnaz; as a shrewd negotiator, his personal problems, and how he was the one who really ran Desilu

Richard Donner

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Richard Donner on opening his own commercial company

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on announcing dance band remotes featuring Desi Arnaz

Rod Erickson

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Rod Erickson on his dealings with Desi Arnaz

David Gerber

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David Gerber on facilitating Lucille Ball's return to television and representing Desilu Studios for Ball and Desi Arnaz

Frank Inn

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Frank Inn on "Little Ricky's" dog on I Love Lucy, and on working with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball

Irma Kusely

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Irma Kusely on going to work for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz at Desilu 
Irma Kusely on working with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on Desi Arnaz's use of three cameras on I Love Lucy

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on performing as "Harry Connors" on The Lucy Show
Dick Martin on being in the cast for the first 13 weeks on The Lucy Show

Hugh O'Brian

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Hugh O'Brian on Desi Arnaz

Carroll O'Connor

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Carroll O'Connor on Desi Arnaz, who had cast him in a pilot at Desilu

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on Desi Arnaz's revolutionary 3 camera system used on The Dick Van Dyke Show

Ted Rich

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Ted Rich on working for Desilu with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and on how early television sponsorship worked

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on working as a first assistant director on the set of I Love Lucy during the tumultous period when Lucille Bal and Desi Arnaz were fighting off-screen, and how volatile Desi was during this time
Jay Sandrich on witnessing the marital problems between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, but their ability to work together, and how Desi was the one who had the business sense

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's working style on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on working with Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz's management style on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz's management style
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz's business acumen
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's personal lives affected production on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz helping to resolve a writer's strike
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a power play by Desi Arnaz
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture with Desi Arnaz

Doris Singleton

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Doris Singleton on working with Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy

Herbert F. Solow

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Herbert F. Solow on impressions of Desi Arnaz
Herbert F. Solow on his impressions of Desi Arnaz and on Desi's departure from Desilu Productions

John Strauss

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John Strauss on his personal and working relationships with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on stories about Desi Arnaz

Keith Thibodeaux

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Actor Keith Thibodeaux on Desi Arnaz

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's working style on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on working with Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz's management style on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz's management style
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz's business acumen
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's personal lives affected production on I Love Lucy
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz helping to resolve a writer's strike
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a power play by Desi Arnaz
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture with Desi Arnaz

Joseph M. Wilcots

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Joseph M. Wilcots on running into Desi Arnaz on the Paramount lot

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