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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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It's always a pleasure to find something that matters. See more »

Trivia:

Ron Kersey, keyboardist of The Trammps, invited O'Bryan, a young, unfamiliar artist to join a group he was putting together. That group quickly folded, and Kersey later introduced O'Bryan to Cornelius, with whom Kersey formed Friendship Producers Company. He took the artist to Capitol Records, where O'Bryan released four albums that charted on the Billboard R&B charts. He also performed Soul Train... See more »

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Nickname:

The World's Coolest Uncle

Star Sign:

Libra

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