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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 Tapeheads (1988). He was married to Viktoria Chapman and Delores Harrison. He died on February 1, 2012 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

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

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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:

The '70s and '80s were just the period during which the best soul music was created and the best records were done. Whenever I walk into a store or any kind of environment, these kinds of songs from that period still play and I wonder if it's a "Soul Train" tape. Because during those two decades, we were on top of them all in one way or another, either presenting the guests or playing the records... See more »

Trivia:

Longtime friend Richard Pryor had guest-hosted Soul Train (1971) once, in Cornelius's absence. See more »

Trademark:

Old Fashioned Round Spectacles See more »

Nickname:

The World's Coolest Uncle

Star Sign:

Libra

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