Is Little Ricky from I Love Lucy still alive?
Keith Thibodeaux (credited as Richard Keith) then replaced them as a slightly older Little Ricky, playing the part until the end of the show in 1957 (via ABC News). The actor is still alive, and per IMDb, is currently 71 years old.
When did Little Ricky born?
55 years ago, on January 19, 1953, the I Love Lucy episode “Lucy Goes to the Hospital” first aired. In this classic episode, Lucy gives birth to “Little Ricky.” The airdate was chosen to coincide with Lucille Ball’s real-life scheduled Caesarean delivery of her own child, Desi Arnaz, Jr.
How old was Little Ricky when he was on I Love Lucy?
According to The Post-Journal, Thibodeaux auditioned for I Love Lucy in 1955 and was up against 200 other young actors for the role. The five-year-old landed the gig after showing that he could also play the drums.