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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), Cleopatra Jones (1973) and The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest (2005). He was married to Viktoria Chapman and Delores Harrison. He died on February 1, 2012 in Sherman Oaks, Los ... 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)
- Episode #33.27 (2004)
- Episode #25.25 (1996)
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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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The '70s and '80s were just the period during which the best soul music was created and the best records were done. Whenever I walk into a store or any kind of environment, these kinds of songs from that period still play and I wonder if it's a "Soul Train" tape. Because during those two decades, we were on top of them all in one way or another, either presenting the guests or playing the records... See more »

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Don Cornelius committed suicide on February 1, 2012, at age 75. This was just 2 1/2 before Dick Clark passed away. Both Clark and Cornelius had a feud when Clark created and produced the short-lived series 'Soul Unlimited,' which was a more risqué and controversial imitator of the then-popular series Soul Train (1971). See more »

Trademark:

Shouted the name of the TV show in nearly every theme song. See more »

Nickname:

The World's Coolest Uncle

Star Sign:

Libra

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