Don Cornelius

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Donald Cortez Cornelius
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/27/1936, Libra
  • Date of Death: 02/01/2012
  • Profession: Host; producer
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Don Cornelius Fast Facts:
  • Worked as an insurance salesman before turning to jobs in television and radio.
  • Was a news announcer at WCIU in Chicago in the 1960s when he started hosting dance parties around the city and had the idea to create Soul Train.
  • Hosted Soul Train from 1971 to 1993, when a series of guest hosts took over.
  • Created the Soul Train Music Awards in 1987.
  • Don Cornelius Relationships:
  • Anthony Cornelius - Son
  • Delores Harrison - Ex-wife
  • Victoria - Ex-wife
  • Raymond Cornelius - Son

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