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Richard Keith (I)


Keith Thibodeaux, billed as "Richard Keith" in I Love Lucy (1951) episodes, started playing drums at the age of two in Lafayette, Louisiana. He began touring the United States at the tender age of three and ended up in Hollywood, California auditioning for Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball's popular comedy "I Love Lucy". Along with "I Love Lucy", Keith ... See full bio »

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Known For

I Love Lucy Little Ricky Ricardo / Little Ricky
(1956-1957)
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Little Ricky Ricardo
(1957-1960)
The Andy Griffith Show Johnny Paul Jason / Carter French / Johnny Paul
(1962-1966)
(1961)

Filmography

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 2009 C Me Dance
TV Executive #1
 1975 A Shadow in the Streets (TV Movie)
Steemson
 1962-1966 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Johnny Paul Jason / Johnny Paul / Carter French
- Look Paw, I'm Dancing (1966) ... Johnny Paul Jason
- Wyatt Earp Rides Again (1966) ... Johnny Paul Jason
- Opie and the Carnival (1965) ... Johnny Paul Jason
- The Family Visit (1964) ... Johnny Paul Jason
- Barney's Physical (1964) ... Johnny Paul Jason
 1966 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Drummer
- Moe Hill and the Mountains (1966) ... Drummer
 1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Benny Harwell / Keith
- Joey the Patient (1964) ... Benny Harwell
- Every Dog Should Have a Boy (1964) ... Keith
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Little Boy
- Lucy Is a Process Server (1964) ... Little Boy
 1963 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Tommy
- Jose, the Astronaut (1963) ... Tommy
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Juan
- Trap at Cordova (1961) ... Juan
 1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Little Bears
- Onawandah (1961) ... Little Bears
 1957-1960 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Little Ricky Ricardo
- Lucy Meets the Mustache (1960) ... Little Ricky Ricardo
- The Ricardos Go to Japan (1959) ... Little Ricky Ricardo
- Milton Berle Hides at the Ricardos (1959) ... Little Ricky Ricardo
- Lucy's Summer Vacation (1959) ... Little Ricky Ricardo
- Lucy Wants a Career (1959) ... Little Ricky Ricardo
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
- The Last Marshal (1958)
 1958 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Sam Rinard
- Woman Escapes (1958) ... Sam Rinard
 1956-1957 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Little Ricky Ricardo / Little Ricky
- The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue (1957) ... Little Ricky Ricardo (as Little Ricky)
- Lucy Raises Tulips (1957) ... Little Ricky Ricardo (as Little Ricky)
- Country Club Dance (1957) ... Little Ricky Ricardo (as Little Ricky)
- Building a Bar-B-Q (1957) ... Little Ricky Ricardo (as Little Ricky)
- Housewarming (1957) ... Little Ricky Ricardo (as Little Ricky)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(autobiography) "Life after Lucy"

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »


Alternate Names:

Richard R. Keith | Little Ricky | Keith Thibodeaux | Keith Thiboudeaux

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Kathy Denton Thibodeaux  (1 child)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I really think the person I identified with the most was Desi Arnaz because of his Latin culture; I was a Cajun from Louisiana and our cultures were very similar, and the fact that he was a percussionist and I was a percussionist, we had something in common. When he died [in 1986] I really took his death harder than anyone else's.

Trivia:

As of September 2005 was executive director of Ballet Magnificat! in Jackson, MS. Still plays the drums and spends time in the recording studio. See more »

Nickname:

Little Ricky

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