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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)
Show Show Producer (31 credits)
Show Show Actor (6 credits)
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Show Show Director (1 credit)
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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:

[Who said in 1974 about his connection with a friend in coming up with Soul Train (1971)]: The man at Sears was George O'Hare, a merchandise manager for a group of five stores, all of which were located in Chicago's inner city. He was a very socially conscious man that was deeply concerned with getting behind a 'community-type' show. George was a guy that people bounced ideas off and was always ... See more »

Trivia:

Sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery [March 21, 2009]. See more »

Trademark:

Always used a microphone widescreen. See more »

Nickname:

The World's Coolest Uncle

Star Sign:

Libra

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