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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 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)
 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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TV commercial: Reebok

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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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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 »

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Mentor and friend of Shemar Moore. See more »

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Nickname:

The World's Coolest Uncle

Star Sign:

Libra

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