K E I T H
T H I B O D E A U X
ICONIC ACTOR FROM
I LOVE LUCY AND
THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW
W/ DAVID AND THE GIANTS
Keith Thibodeaux is the Executive Director of Ballet Magnificat! since 1993. Keith first came to national attention as the drum-playing son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on the now classic "I Love Lucy" show. Hailed as a child prodigy, Keith started drumming at the age of two in Lafayette, LA. His abilities led him to a national tour, a starring role as "Little Ricky Ricardo" and various acting stints on television, including The Andy Griffith Show, Route 66, The Shirley Temple Playhouse, Hazel, and many more.While attending the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Keith joined and recorded with the then mainstream rock band, "David and the Giants." Keith left the group after several years, but, following his (and fellow band members) Christian conversion, the band regrouped under the same name and went on to become one of the nation’s top contemporary Christian music groups.
As a drummer, singer, and songwriter for the Dove nominated "David and the Giants," Keith toured extensively for 10 years in the United States, Canada, Jamaica, and England, recording 9 albums before leaving the group in 1989 to pursue other interests.
Keith has been featured in such publications as Newsweek, People, Saturday Evening Post, Modern Drummer, CCM, and Classic Drummer Magazine. He has also been a guest on NBC's The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, CBS's Good Morning America and The O'Reilly Show.
In January of 1991, he joined his wife Kathy on the road with Ballet Magnificat! and in 1993, Keith became Executive Director. In addition to his current responsibilities at Ballet Magnificat!Keith still finds time for the drums and recording. Keith's book, Life After Lucy, tells the story of his life as Little Ricky on the I Love Lucy show, and subsequent encounter with Jesus Christ as Savior. Life After Lucy is sold in bookstores and in the Gift Shop section of his website.
Keith and Kathy have one daughter, Tara, who is a dancer and choreographer and married to Bryce Drew, former player in the NBA and head basketball coach at Valparaiso University.
Visit Ballet Magnificat! At www.balletmagnificat.com/people/keith-thibodeaux
David & The Giants 40th Anniversary Live DVD/CD was recorded with the original band — David Huff, his twin brothers Rayborn Huff and Clayborn Huff with Keith Thibodeaux, Little Ricky from the “I Love Lucy” show. Pre-order your copy of the DVD/CD set below while shipping is included FREE. All proceeds from this DVD/CD set go to David and the Giants Mission Fund… Visit www.davidwhuff.com to preorder your copy today!
LIFE AFTER LUCY
with Audrey T. Hingley
"I Love Lucy's" Little Ricky who at the age of five was chosen to star in the much loved TV series. Keith reveals his life with Lucy, Desi, and their family, his struggles with fame, insecurity, drugs, and rock and roll, and how he found a new beginning in Jesus. An inspirational book
available at amazon.com
K E I T H T H I B O D E A U X
(LITTLE RICKY FROM I LOVE LUCY)
THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO
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