Whatever Happened To: Keith Thibodeaux
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Keith Thibodeaux

Category: Childhood Stars
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: June 11, 2004
Last Updated: November 15, 2014
Keith Thibodeaux
Claim to fame: Keith Thibodeaux; a 5-year-old child prodigy was already a professional drummer when Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz picked him to play their son in the I Love Lucy series. Although many people assumed that Little Ricky was actually their real-life child Desi Arnaz Jr.
Young Keith Thibodeaux was renamed Richard Keith and found a comfortable career at Desilu studios on I Love Lucy and later as Opie's friend Jason Paul on the popular Andy Griffith Show
Keith Thibodeaux
Where are they now? Keith suffered both an identity crisis (many people STILL assumed that "Little Ricky" was really Desi Arnaz Jr.) and virtual unemployability in the late 1960s and 1970s.
After the collapse of his rock band David and the Giants and a drug problem Keith became a born-again Christian in 1978, married, and reformed his band into a Christian-rock ministry which toured the gospel circuits well into the 1980s.

He lives now in Jackson, Mississippi (thx to all who emailed correct location) operating a Christian dance ministry with his wife titled Ballet Magnificat
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CastWatcher said:
November 15, 2008 10:39 AM
Your bio of Keith says he played "Jason Paul" on The Andy Griffith Show. He actually played "Johnny Paul". The last name of that character was "Jason" but was never heard on the show.
Rose schultz said:
December 1, 2012 7:30 PM
My name is Rose schultz I would love your autograph picture My address is900 decoyway bear de 19701. I love to collcet autograph. I have Lucy ball. Your friend Rose
butt face said:
January 7, 2014 1:26 AM
i love keith,,,little ricky
carolyn said:
February 17, 2016 3:12 AM
can you play you keith
carolyn said:
February 17, 2016 3:16 AM
can you play you keith. i ment wipe out
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