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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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Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[When asked in 2010, if he watched television]: Not much, but I still catch things now and then. It's a different world now. I can watch the "Today Show" and "Good Morning America," and I can get to see major stars -- nothing really slips by. I turned on Letterman one night and Eminem and Jay-Z were performing together and they were so good. The acceptance of music on a total media basis is much ... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 7060 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California on February 27, 1997. 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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