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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)

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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)
 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)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Reebok

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Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

We can't make it important to anybody else. Some of the audience we serve doesn't really care about what you did yesterday and you have to be cognizant of that ... But it's important to us. See more »

Trivia:

Cornelius retired from hosting Soul Train (1971) in 1993, at the end of its 22nd season. See more »

Trademark:

Old Fashioned Round Spectacles See more »

Nickname:

The World's Coolest Uncle

Star Sign:

Libra

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