Desi Arnaz: How He Changed the Culture of TV With a Single Business Deal

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    Desi Arnaz: How He Changed the Culture of TV With a Single Business Deal

    Google honored the late entertainer Desi Arnaz on Saturday with a Google Doodle, marking what would have been his 102nd birthday. The I Love Lucy co-star (along with Lucille Ball) moved to the United States as a teenage immigrant in 1933 from Cuba, with no money to his name. He quickly found work as a musician, then became a Broadway and movie star, before becoming a TV icon with the legendary sitcom. But a business deal he made with CBS changed the future of TV, helping establish why many people today associate Friends with Netflix instead of NBC.

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