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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) (writer - 131 episodes, 1971 - 1980) (written by - 4 episodes, 1974 - 1975)
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We can't make it important to anybody else. Some of the audience we serve doesn't really care about what you did yesterday and you have to be cognizant of that ... But it's important to us. See more »


Began and hosted his show, Soul Train (1971), now in its 34th year, on October 2, 1971. It is the longest-running first-run syndicated show in the history of television.

His son, Tony Cornelius, who was formerly married to actress Amy Hunter, is the line producer of his show. See more »


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