Who is Edith Mack Hirsch? Her Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Kids

Edith Mack Hirsch is famous as the wife of a late American television producer, musician, and actor Desi Arnaz. He also founded the Latin music band, ‘Desi Arnaz Orchestra.’

Edith Mack Hirsch was born somewhere in the United States of America. Her full name is Edith Mack McSkimming. Edith holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. 

Who Is Her Husband?

Her husband Desi Arnaz was a Cuban-American musician, actor, and television producer. He was born as Desiderio Alberto Arnaz III on March 2, 1917, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. And he died at the age of 69 due to lung cancer on December 2, 1986.

Caption: Edith Mack Hirsch with her husband (Photo: history collection)

Her Husband’s Career

Desi first started his career as a musician. He is the founder of the band ‘Desi Arnaz Orchestra’ which he formed in December 1937. The band gained massive popularity in the American music industry. They also recorded several hit songs in the 1940s. 

His film career started in the 1940s and he appeared in several movies such as Bataan(1943), along with Robert Taylor. From 1951 to 1957, he played the role of Ricky Ricardo in the TV series titled I Love Lucy along with his ex-wife Lucille Ball. After that, he appeared as Ricardo in the series The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour from 1957 to 1960.

He has also featured in some other films such as Father Takes a Wife(1941), The Navy Comes Through(1942), Forever Darling(1956), and so on. He along with his ex-wife formed the Desilu Productions and they have produced several TV series including Willy, I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Ann Sothern Show, The Lucy Show, and the Mothers-In-Law.

Caption: Desi Arnaz (Photo: Pinterest)

Apart from being an actor, Desi is a director. He has directed some TV series including Sunday Showcase(1959), The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour(1959), The Carol Channing Show(1966), and Mothers-In-Law(1967-1968).

Talking about his awards and achievements, Desi has won a Golden Globe Award in the year 1956 for Best TV Show. He also received an award on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 for both Motion Picture and Television.

I Love Lucy(TV Series) 1951-1957

In the year 1949, Arnaz developed the hit television series I Love Lucy. The series successfully ran for six years on CBS and became the most popular television program at that time. The film made under their production company, Desilu Productions. 

The series premiered on the 15th of October 1951. It was about personal and taboo issues of that time that include marriage and pregnancy. Arnaz also played the role of Enrique “Ricky” Ricardo along with his ex-wife Lucille Ball. The series had four seasons and it became the No. 1 show in the country.

Edith Mack Hirsh Was Married To Desi Arnaz

Edith Mack Hirsh was married to American actor and musician Desi Arnaz. They tied the knot on 2nd March 1963 in Miami, Florida, United States. They were together for 22 years until her death.

Caption: Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball with their children (Photo: cheatsheet )

Previously, Desi married Lucille Ball on 30th November 1940. In September 1944, Lucie filed for divorce. However, they got back together before the divorce was finalized.

And they welcomed two kids together a daughter and a son. They welcomed their first child as a daughter in 1951 and named her Lucie Arnaz. Their second child as a son Desi Arnaz was born in 1953.

Net Worth of Edith Mach Hirsch

Edith’s husband had a net worth of around $20 million before his death. He earned most of his wealth through his professional career as a musician, actor, and television producer.

Besides, Desi Arnaz also had a hotel business ‘Desi Arnaz West Hills Hotel’ which he started in the year 1957. The hotel consists of 42 rooms and a restaurant featuring his recipes.

Her Husband’s Cause of Death

Edith’s husband died at the age of 69 due to lung cancer. He was a regular smoker and he smoked cigars until he was in his sixties. Later in the year 1986, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and died after fighting with the disease for several months on December 2, 1986.