Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius
1936 - 2012

Don Cornelius  American Film/TV Producer


Don Cornelius passed away on 1st Feb 2012 aged 75. His last relationship was when Don Cornelius and Viktoria Chapman were dating for 11 years before Don Cornelius died aged 75.


Don Cornelius was in a relationship with Viktoria Chapman (2001 - 2012).


Don Cornelius is a 75 year old American Film/TV Producer. Born Donald Cortez Cornelius on 27th September, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, he is famous for Soul Train in a career that spans 1966–2011. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Don Cornelius is a member of the following lists: Businesspeople from Chicago, Illinois, Suicides by firearm in Los Angeles County, California and African-American police officers.


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Confirmed Relationships1
Longest Relationship11 yrs
Shortest Relationship11 yrs
Average Relationship Length11 yrs
First Name Don
Middle Name Cortez
Last Name Cornelius
Full Name at Birth Donald Cortez Cornelius
Alternative Name Don
Age 75 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th September, 1936
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 1st February, 2012
Place of Death Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Cause of Death Suicide
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Round Glasses
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Writer, Producer, Actor
Occupation Film/TV Producer
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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Don Cornelius75 LibraFilm/TV Producer
Viktoria Chapman-Actress


Jackie's Back!1999Don CorneliusTV Movie
Tapeheads1988Mo FuzzMovie
Roadie1980Mohammed JohnsonMovie
No Way Back1976Movie




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