STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,154 this week

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 »

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 171 people
created 22 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 893 people
created 06 Sep 2011
 
a list of 99 people
created 23 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 85 people
created 20 Jan 2012
 
a list of 88 images
created 14 Nov 2012
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Don Cornelius's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (4 credits)
  Soul Train (TV Series documentary) (writer - 131 episodes, 1971 - 1980) (written by - 4 episodes, 1974 - 1975)
- Teena Marie/Tyrone Davis/Tom Dreesen (1980) ... (writer)
- The Commodores (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode #9.10 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #9.6 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #9.5 (1979) ... (writer)
Show Show Producer (20 credits)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (26 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on selling Soul Train (1971) in 2008]: The Soul Train legacy and brand are of the utmost importance to me and to Soul Train's millions of fans. After years of offers, I feel the time is now finally right to pass the torch. The MadVision team understands and respects my vision, and they share my own commitment to seeing the brand rise to the next level. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

Old Fashioned Round Spectacles

Star Sign:

Libra

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Dies rexb-2
IS IT TRUE??? madeulaff
R.I.P., Don Cornelius...1936-2012 chihuahuaboydh-724-612855
Remembering Don Cornelius junetenbrown
Discuss Don Cornelius on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page