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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)
- Teena Marie/Tyrone Davis/Tom Dreesen (1980) ... (writer)
- The Commodores (1980) ... (writer)
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Discovered by WVON Radio personality Ed Cobb. In the mid-1960s, Cobb while driving ran a traffic violation and was pulled over by Chicago Police officer Don Cornelius. While officer Cornelius was asking him the typical traffic stop questions, Cobb noticed his unique speaking voice and told him that he was in the wrong profession. Cobb suggested that Cornelius come down to the radio station and ... See more »

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