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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)

Filmography

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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:

[When he was growing up in Chicago, he responded about his first exposure to racism]: I didn't really have that much. There were some neighborhoods a few blocks away that you couldn't go in because you might run into some violence that you weren't ready for. But as far as racism directly coming in my direction, not really. See more »

Trivia:

Cornelius was relatively conservative in his musical taste. He didn't like hip hop genre, believing that the genre did not reflect positively on African-American culture (one of his stated goals for the series). 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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