Sunday, January 10, 2010


Desi Arnaz’s, from "I Love Lucy," father was mayor of Santiago, Cuba, and his mother was the daughter of one of the founders of Bacardi Rum. His family went into exile in the United States after the coup that brought dictator Fulgencio Batista to power in 1934. The family made its new home in Miami, Florida. And Desi’s best friend in high school? Al Capone, Jr.


SteveA said...

Wow - interesting tidbit! The part about the Barcadi family seems familiar to me!

Eduardo Guize said...

interesting, indeed!