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Don Cornelius

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Birthday
27, 1936
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Feb 1, 2012 (75)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
27, 1936
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Feb 1, 2012 (75)

About

Creator and original host of Soul Train, a syndicated music program that aired for over three decades. He began the program in 1970 on Chicago's WCIU-TV station.

Before Fame

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the mid-1950s.

Trivia

As a journalist, he covered stories related to the Civil Rights Movement.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Delores Harrison, produced two sons: Anthony and Raymond.

Associated With

He helped pave the way for funk master James Brown.