Don Cornelius and his wife at Mr Chow

Don Cornelius (left), the former host of the hit music show Soul Train, leaves the restaurant Mr Chow with his wife Viktoria on August 8, 2008. This was in Los Angeles, California. That date was, felicitously, 08/08/08. Viktoria Chapman (also known as Victoria Avila) was a former Russian model; the couple were married from 2001 until their divorce in 2009. Mr Chow, with its no-period spelling, is a longtime staple of the LA food scene. The eatery was immortalized by Steely Dan in its "Glamour Profession" lyric, "Meet me at midnight / At Mr Chow's."

See our biography of Don Cornelius