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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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  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)
 2001 The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards (TV Special) (writer)
 1996 2nd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1995 1st Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1988 The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards (TV Special) (written by)
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[on Soul Train (1971)'s success]: We just seem to be surrounded on this anniversary show by all of our personal favorites. I have to say that in the first person, because they're my personal favorites. See more »


Chicago radio disc jockey, Sid McCoy met Cornelius when they both worked at WVON. He was the announcer on Soul Train (1971), and was friends with Cornelius until McCoy died in 2009. See more »


Always used a microphone widescreen. See more »


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