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Don Cornelius

Don CorneliusAKA Donald C. Cornelius

Born: 27-Sep-1936
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 1-Feb-2012
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: TV Personality
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Soul Train

Wife: Delores Harrison (div., two children)
Son: Tony Cornelius
Wife: Victoria

    High School: DuSable High School, Chicago, IL

    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Gore 2000
    Obama for America
    Obama for Illinois
    Domestic Violence Oct-2008 (pleaded no contest, received probation)
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame 1995
    Grammy Trustee Award (2005)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame (27-Feb-1997)
    Shot: Self-Inflicted 1-Feb-2012 (his death)

    TELEVISION
    Soul Train Creator and Host (1970-93)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Jackie's Back! (14-Jun-1999) · Himself
    Tapeheads (13-Sep-1988) · Mo Fuzz
    Roadie (13-Jun-1980)
    Cleopatra Jones (Jul-1973) · Himself


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