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Edith Mack Hirsch - Facts About Late Desi Arnaz's Second Wife

chand Published On Mon Aug 09 2021   Modified On Mon Aug 09 2021
Edith Mack Hirsch - Facts About Late Desi Arnaz's Second Wife

Edith Mack Hirsch was an  American Philanthropist. She was known for her marriage with deceased Desidero Alberto Arnaz III who was a famous Musician, Television producer, and actor.
Edith became famous because of her husband's fame in the entertainment industry. 

Both of them died one year apart more than 3 decades ago. But both of them are still remembered because of the legacy that Desi Arnaz created.

Let's find out more information about Edith and her life.

Early life and education

Hirsch was born on 15th April 1917, Illinois. From a young age, she was interested in adventures and traveling. She was born and raised in Illinois, USA. She also attended the local school in Illinois.

Edith Hirsch flaunting her smile.
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Marriage with Desi Arnaz

Edith Mack Hirsch's husband Desi Arnaz was a great producer and actor in Television series like I Love Lucy, The Ann Southern Show, and The Untouchables. He separated from his first marriage with Lucille Ball due to their personal differences. He died on 2 Dec 1986 at the age of 69 due to lungs cancer.

Edith Hirsch Desi Arnaz and Jimmy Durante in Sands Hotel Las Vegas 2nd march 1963
Edith Hirsch Desi Arnaz and Jimmy Durante in Sands Hotel Las Vegas 2nd march 1963.
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For the first time, Hirsch met Arnaz in 1963. Both of them had been married previously.

Both of them instantly fell in love with each other and after six months they held their matrimonial ceremony on 2 March 1963. Arnaz was so in love with Edith that he even cut off his working hours to make his second marriage work.

Edith Hirsch and Desi Arnaz at their wedding day.
Edith Hirsch and Desi Arnaz on their wedding day.
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Hirsch and Arnax didn't have any children together. But Hirsch was stepmother to Arnaz's kids from a previous marriage. Her stepchildren's names were Lucie Arnaz and Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV.

Marriage before marrying Desi Arnaz   

Edith Mack Hirsch was married to Clement L. Hirsch who was born on the 36th of April 1914 in Saint Louis Missouri and died at the age of 85 on 15 March.

At age of 67, Mack Hirsch died tragically by suffering from cancer in California, USA. 

Arnaz's Marriage Before Marrying Edith

Before marrying Edith Mack Arnaz was married to Lucille Ball who was also an American actress. They first met in the set of "Too Many Girls" and then on their second date they hit it off so quickly and got married in 1990. 

But their marriage was already going downhill because of  Arnaz's alcoholic and Womaniser habits. They almost divorced in 1992 but after some discussion decided not to get divorced. In 1951 lucy gave birth to their first child Lucie, and after one and half months she gave birth to their second child. 

After the birth of their daughter Lucie, Arnaz became more responsible for some time but it didn't last long. At last, they ended up getting a divorce in May 1960. Later Lucille shifted to Switzerland to raise her kids, but even after their separation, they stayed as good friends.

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