Don Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012)

2009 BET Awards - Show
2009 BET Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: TV personality Don Cornelius presents the BET Lifetime Achievement Award onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Soul Train 30th Anniversary Television Stills
Soul Train 30th Anniversary Television Stills
384820 02: Photo of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., center, is being interviewd by Soul Train show host and producer Don Cornelius, right. (Photo by 2001 Tribune Entertainment)
Soul Train 30th Anniversary Television Stills
Soul Train 30th Anniversary Television Stills
384820 03: Singer Diana Ross with show host and producer Don Cornelius. Ross was one of many entertainers who performed on "Soul Train" in the 1970''s, part of the Soul Train 30th Anniversary "Divas and Kings 2000 & Beyond." (Photo by 2001 Tribune Entertainment)
18th Annaul Soul Train Music Awards
18th Annaul Soul Train Music Awards
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Producer Don Cornelius attends the 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2004 nominations at Spago's Restaurant on February 19, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards will be broadcast live on March 20, 2004 from the International Cultural Center, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Nineteenth Annual 2005 Soul Train Music Awards Nominees Press Conference
Nineteenth Annual 2005 Soul Train Music Awards Nominees Press Conference
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 1: (L-R) Actor/recording artist Nick Cannon and producer Don Cornelius attend the 19th Annual 2005 Soul Train Music Awards nomination announcements during a press conference at Spago Restaurant on February 1, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Nineteenth Annual 2005 Soul Train Music Awards Nominees Press Conference
Nineteenth Annual 2005 Soul Train Music Awards Nominees Press Conference
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 1: Producer Don Cornelius speaks at the 19th Annual 2005 Soul Train Music Awards nomination announcements during press conference at Spago Restaurant on February 1, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards - Arrivals
19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 28: R&B performer Usher and Soul Train producer Don Cornelius arrive at the 19th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Paramount Studios on February 28, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards - Arrivals
19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 28: R&B performer Usher and Soul Train producer Don Cornelius arrive at the 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards at Paramount Studios on February 28, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
2005 TV Land Awards - Backstage
2005 TV Land Awards - Backstage
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 13: Musician Stevie Wonder, TV personality Don Cornelius, and musician Smokey Robinson attend the 2005 TV Land Awards at Barker Hangar on March 13, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
2005 TV Land Awards - Backstage
2005 TV Land Awards - Backstage
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 13: Musicians (L-R) Ashanti, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Mya, Little Richard, and TV personality Don Cornelius attend the 2005 TV Land Awards at Barker Hangar on March 13, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
2005 TV Land Awards - Show
2005 TV Land Awards - Show
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 13: Producer Don Cornelius accepts the "Discretionary Award - Pop Culture" on stage the 2005 TV Land Awards at Barker Hangar on March 13, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
2005 TV Land Awards - Show
2005 TV Land Awards - Show
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 13: Producer Don Cornelius (R) accepts the "Discretionary Award - Pop Culture" with Mya, Smokey Robeinson, Stevie Wonder and Ashanti on stage the 2005 TV Land Awards at Barker Hangar on March 13, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Tenth Annual Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards Nomination
Tenth Annual Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards Nomination
BEVERLY HILLS - AUGUST 9: Producer Don Cornelius attends the 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominations at the Spago Restuarant on August 9, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
Tenth Annual Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards Nomination
Tenth Annual Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards Nomination
BEVERLY HILLS - AUGUST 9: (L to R) Actor Dorian Gregory and producer Don Cornelius attend the 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominations at the Spago Restuarant on August 9, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
Tenth Annual Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards Nomination
Tenth Annual Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards Nomination
BEVERLY HILLS - AUGUST 9: (L to R) Actor Dorian Gregory and producer Don Cornelius attend the 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominations at the Spago Restuarant on August 9, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards - Show
10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards - Show
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Soul Train Producer Don Cornelius, producer Babyface and singer Stevie Wonder onstage at the 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 7, 2005 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Twenty Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards Nominations
Twenty Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards Nominations
BEVERLY HILLS - FEBRUARY 2: (L-R) Producer Don Cornelius and actress Vivica A. Fox attend the 20th Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards Nominations at the Spago Restaurant on February 2, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards TV Special will be video taped on March 4, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
Twenty Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards Nominations
Twenty Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards Nominations
BEVERLY HILLS - FEBRUARY 2: (L-R) Actor Tyrese Gibson, actress Vivica A. Fox and producer Don Cornelius attend the 20th Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards Nominations at the Spago Restaurant on February 2, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards TV Special will be video taped on March 4, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
Twenty Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards Nominations
Twenty Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards Nominations
BEVERLY HILLS - FEBRUARY 2: Producer Don Cornelius attends the 20th Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards Nominations at the Spago Restaurant on February 2, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards TV Special will be video taped on March 4, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party - Arrivals
Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party - Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Producer Don Cornelius (R) and wife Victoria arrive at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party held at the Beverly Hilton on February 10, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
2009 BET Awards - Show
2009 BET Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: TV personality Don Cornelius presents the BET Lifetime Achievement Award onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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