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“In Desi Arnaz’s autobiography, A Book, he never mentions Miami High. […] School records show that Desiderio Arnaz entered Miami High School on October 2, 1934 and withdrew on January 24, 1935. […] That he did not mention his enrollment in the school in his autobiography would indicate that whatever little time he spent there was not satisfying. ‘He was teased a lot,’ recalled Lamar Louise Curry, who remembered him in her social studies class; she couldn’t recall why.”

The Stingaree Century: A 100-year History of Miami High School
-Howard Kleinberg

Probably his accent and permanent suntan had something to do with that. I drew him at the front door of his brief alma mater, having the last laugh (with a Latin beat).

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