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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) (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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Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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I've been accused of not being up on hip-hop or not being a fan of hip-hop, which was never true. If you had a following and you were charting in the major industry magazines - Billboard, and before that Cash Box - we had a commitment that "Soul Train" was yours. And we lived up to that. We saw ourselves as a mirror of what black radio was doing. That whole criteria was part of what kept us going... See more »

Trivia:

Mystro Clark, Shemar Moore, and Dorian Gregory, who hosted Soul Train (1971) after Cornelius retired, watch the show when they were growing up. See more »

Trademark:

Closed the show with the catchphrase - "We Wish You Love, Peace & Soul!" See more »

Nickname:

The World's Coolest Uncle

Star Sign:

Libra

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