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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 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Soul Train (1971) and Jackie's Back! (1999). He was married to Viktoria Chapman and Delores Harrison. He died on February 1, 2012 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California,... See full bio »

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Known For

Soul Train Writer
(1971-2004)
Jackie's Back! Don Cornelius
(1999)
Tapeheads Mo Fuzz
(1988)

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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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Personal Quote:

[Who remained grateful to the musicians who made Soul Train (1971), a pop culture African-American show]: The show remains vibrant because the songs are. I figured as long as the music stayed hot and important and good, that there would always be a reason for 'Soul Train.' See more »

Trivia:

Cornelius had plans to make a movie about Soul Train (1971). See more »

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Old Fashioned Round Spectacles See more »

Nickname:

The World's Coolest Uncle

Star Sign:

Libra

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