WATCH – The pressure was on –  

Nov. 10, 2020 – Actor Keith Thibodeaux landed the role of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s son Little Ricky in 1955. With the birth of the most famous sitcom couple’s child being in the national spotlight, Desi Jr. was thrown off balance seeing his parents call another boy their son. “I can still remember watching the show when I was about three and wondering who was the baby with Mommy and Daddy,” Desi Jr. told Coyne Steven Sanders and Tom Gilbert in their book Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. “When my parents said it was me, I was confused, because I knew it wasn’t.” The unique dynamic caused somewhat of an identity crisis for Desi Jr., who felt he had to constantly compete with the I Love Lucy character.



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