‘I Love Lucy’: Why Desi Arnaz Has Two Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

by Anna Dunn

I Love Lucy star Desi Arnaz has two stars on the wall of fame. The actor, who produced and starred in I Love Lucy alongside his then-wife Lucille Ball, played a pivotal role in the film an television industry, but why does he have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of fame?

According to MeTV, Arnaz has two stars on the walk of fame because one is dedicated to his work on motion pictures and the other is dedicated to his work in the Television industry.

On top of their work on I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnaz quickly formed their own production company, Desilu Productions. Desi sold the company to Lucy following the divorce and it made Lucille Ball the first female owner of a Hollywood production company.

Arnaz was born in Cuba in 1917. In his adulthood, he and Lucille Ball went on to build an entertainment empire and make history with I Love Lucy. It was the work of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz that helped define many aspects of the modern sitcom that we know today. He had two children with Ball, Lucie, and Desi.

Now their daughter, Lucie, is helping a film tell the complex story of their inner lives.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Marriage to Be Explored in ‘Being the Ricardos’

An upcoming film starring Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz will take a look at the two stars navigating their very turbulent marriage behind the scenes. Their daughter, Lucie is playing an important consultant role. She’s there to ensure the film has authenticity and stays true to her parents.

She’s also seen clips of the film and been able to watch from behind the scenes. It looks like Nicole Kidman has her full seal of approval.

“Nicole did a spectacular job,” Arnaz said in an interview with Town and Country. “The two days that I watched, though, were both little flashbacks. So she was playing Lucy in the late ’30s and mid-’40s. She wasn’t Lucy of Lucy Ricardo fame yet, so it was a trifle different. And I know she meant it to be, so it could feel different. But boy, what she did was astounding. She’s got such poise and class.”

The Daughter of the ‘I Love Lucy Stars’ Works Hard to Perserve their Legacy

The film is directed by Aaron Sorkin and should come out in 2022. Lucie Arnaz had some incredible moments growing up with her parents but has admitted that it was sometimes lonely.

“What it is like to be the daughter of famous people is what it is like to be the daughter or son of two busy people, two working parents that are not home a lot. So that is the downside,” she said. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t get moments when they were around.

Now, she’s using her knowledge of her parents and their complex lives to help preserve their legacy.