The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love Characters

Oscar Hijuelos
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Desi Arnaz

Desario Arnaz is a real-life person who plays a crucial role as a character in the book. He was born in the Oriente province of Cuba and became a famous television star. When he hears the Castillo brothers in a nightclub, he invites them to perform on his television sitcom, I Love Lucy. Cesar remembers having Desi and his wife, Lucille Ball, to their apartment for some Cuban food, spending the night eating and drinking with them, but he questions whether his memory is accurate. In the last section of the book, Nestor's son Eugenio goes to visit Mr. Arnaz, and finds that he remembers the Castillos very well and has a picture of them on his wall.

Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball is a real person as well as a character in the novel. She was the star of the show I Love Lucy, which, in the...

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