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"Autopsy: Desi Arnaz" - Actors Wanted

"Autopsy: Desi Arnaz" - Actors Wanted

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In this investigative medical documentary series, we look at the lives and deaths of the biggest names in entertainment history. Through a combination of interviews with family and friends, archive footage and dramatic reconstructions, we tell these stories and unpick the- sometimes mysterious- circumstances around their deaths.

In this episode, we investigate the death of Desi Arnaz, Hollywood star and impresario. Desi was born into a wealthy Cuban family but as a youngster was forced to emigrate to Miami without a dime to his name. Through talent and tenacity, he would go on to become the co-owner of one of the most powerful studios in America. After marrying iconic redhead, Lucille Ball, Desi's part in the 1950's sitcom 'I Love Lucy' would make him one of the most recognisable faces in the world. But with success came to pressure and Desi turned to alcohol and prostitutes to escape.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

The actors will be needed for 1-2 days between the 28th and 31st May 2019

Job payment

£250 per day - £250 - £400 all rights buyout


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Desi Arnaz (60+)

Desi Arnaz was born on March 2, 1917 (Cuba) and Died age 69 December 2, 1986. Height was 5ft 9.5 (176.5 cm) Grey hair, brown eyes (Production are able to supply contacts lenses)

Males, aged 55 to 70

  • Height: 172 cm / 5ft 8in - 182 cm / 6ft 0in
  • Ethnicity: Latinx / Hispanic, Mediterranean, White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: Olive, Tanned, White
  • Hair color: Grey
  • Hair length: Short

Young Desi Arnaz

We are looking for someone to play a young Desi Arnaz, aged around 36-40. Height 5'9.5, brown hair, brown eyes and broad shoulders (Production are able to supply contacts lenses)

Males, aged 35 to 45

  • Height: 173 cm / 5ft 8in - 181 cm / 5ft 11in
  • Ethnicity: Latinx / Hispanic, Mediterranean, White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: Olive, Tanned, White
  • Hair color: Black, Brown
  • Hair length: Short, Medium

Lucille Ball

We are looking for an actress that resembles Lucille Désirée Ball, who was an American actress, comedian, model, entertainment studio executive and producer. She married Desi Arnaz in 1940 and divorced in 1960. They had two children together named Lucie and Desi Junior. She was 5'7 with blue eyes and orange hair. (Wig or washout hair color can be applied in wardrobe)

Females, aged 36 to 50

  • Height: 165 cm / 5ft 5in - 177 cm / 5ft 10in
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White
  • Dress size: UK 6 / AUS 6 / US 2 - UK 12 / AUS 12 / US 8
  • Hair color: Auburn, Blonde, Red
  • Hair length: Short

Edith Mack Hirsch

We are looking for someone who resembles Edith Mack Hirsch within her facial features with light brown hair, green eyes and around 5'7. Please see picture for reference.

Females, aged 50 to 67

  • Height: 165 cm / 5ft 5in - 180 cm / 5ft 11in
  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White
  • Dress size: UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4 - UK 14 / AUS 14 / US 10
  • Hair color: Blonde, Brown, Grey
  • Hair length: Short, Medium

Lucie Arnaz Junior

We are looking for someone who resembles Lucie Arnaz the daughter of Lucille and Desi Arnaz. Lucie had very short black/brown hair with hazel eyes. She was very slim and around 5'8 in height. We can make hair darker with a washout stray but not light. We can supply contact lenses. We ideally don't want to wig someone so please apply if you have short hair or willing to cut it at your own expense.

Females, aged 30 to 40

  • Height: 164 cm / 5ft 5in - 177 cm / 5ft 10in
  • Ethnicity: Mediterranean, White / Caucasian
  • Skin color: White
  • Dress size: UK 4 / AUS 4 / US 0 - UK 12 / AUS 12 / US 8
  • Hair color: Black, Blonde, Brown
  • Hair length: Short
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  • Joined February, 2019
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Listing created: 10 May 2019
Applications closed: 28 May 2019
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