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Don Cornelius (I) (1936–2012)


Don Cornelius was born on September 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Donald Cortez Cornelius. He was a writer and producer, known for Soul Train (1971), The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest (2005) and The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (2005). He was married to Viktoria Chapman and Delores Harrison. He died on February 1, ... See full bio »

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  Soul Train (TV Series documentary) (7 episodes, 1993 - 2004) (writer - 131 episodes, 1971 - 1980) (written by - 4 episodes, 1974 - 1975)
- The Whispers (2004)
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[on the death of Barry White in 2003]: There was no match for Barry White. His music is just going to live forever. It's not limited to disco or soul or hip-hop or anything. See more »

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One-time guest on Soul Train (1971), Arsenio Hall was said to be a teenage television hero of Cornelius'. See more »

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Old Fashioned Round Spectacles

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Libra

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