He co-starred on that show with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time.
He and Ball are generally credited as the inventors of the syndicated rerun, which they pioneered with the I Love Lucy series.
Birth records indicate Helen Elizabeth Barnes as the mother. “I believe [Carlson],” said Vito Colucci, a Stamford, Conn., private detective who has called on Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.
– the couple’s only publicly known children – to “put this to rest” by providing DNA samples to test against Carlson.
Sky Living director Antonia Hurford-Jones told Broadcast that the "way into" Desi Rascals would be through the eyes of a group of British Asian thirty-somethings.
The first series began on 20 January 2015, continuing for twelve episodes, with two episodes broadcast each week (on Tuesday and Friday at 8pm).
The show's title is a play on the name of British rapper, Dizzee Rascal, and Desi, a term for people from the Indian subcontinent.
After working briefly for Xavier Cugat in New York, Arnaz returned to Miami to lead a combo of his own and introduce the Conga Line to American audiences.
It was such a hit, both locally and nationally, that Arnaz returned to New York to start his own band.