Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius
1936 - 2012

Don Cornelius  American TV Personality


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American TV Personality Don Cornelius was born Donald Cortez Cornelius on 27th September, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and passed away on 1st Feb 2012 Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 75. He is most remembered for Soul Train. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Don Cornelius is a member of the following lists: Businesspeople from Chicago, American radio DJs and Businesspeople from Chicago, Illinois.


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First Name Don
Middle Name Cortez
Last Name Cornelius
Full Name at Birth Donald Cortez Cornelius
Alternative Name Don, Don Cornelius, The World's Coolest Uncle
Age 75 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th September, 1936
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 1st February, 2012
Place of Death Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Suicide by gunshot
Height 6' 4" (193 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Round Glasses, Old Fashioned Round Spectacles, Closed the show with the catchphrase - ''We Wish You Love, Peace & Soul!'', Shouted the name of the TV show in nearly every theme song, Deep voice
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School DuSable High School
Occupation Text Television host, producer
Occupation TV Personality
Claim to Fame Soul Train
Year(s) Active 1966–2011

Donald Cortez "Don" Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012) was an American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music franchise Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971 until 1993. Eventually Cornelius sold the show to MadVision Entertainment in 2008.

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