After her parents are financially ruined in a lawsuit over a shooting accident, Lucille 'Lucy' Ball pursues her dream of fame as actress. She succeeds in comical parts, often the girl who gets the cake in her face. Then she meets and soon marries the love of her life, Desiderio 'Desi' . Ricky, Latin band leader and aristocratic son of an exiled Cuban mayor. Desi proves a business genius, who gets a revolutionary method adopted to gain production control of the sitcom "I Love Lucy", a format devised for him and Lucy to star in. Despite offspring, their family life soon gets into stormy waters, mainly due to his infidelity, gambling and temper. Written by
When the comedy stopped...real life began.
Did You Know?
In the final episode of "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour", they show Ed Sedgwick and Red Skelton in the audience but without Buster Keaton as he sat with them during the first episode filming. They seem to imply that Buster Keaton is dead, but when in reality Ed Sedgwick died in 1953 when the final episode was taped in 1957. Buster Keaton died in 1966, and was younger than Ed Sedgwick. Ed is portrayed as being younger than Buster Keaton. See more
[on Desi's infidelity
That's your excuse? Because your daddy did it long ago on some Spic island?
References Steamboat Bill, Jr.