Alexis King de Azevedo
Producer, director, composer, musician, actor
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)
Linda Jan Carter (divorced 1994)Peggy Davis (divorced)Roseangela de Azevedo
Cam Clarke (half-brother)
Cam Clarke, Ric de Azevedo
Rachel Coleman, Emilie Brown, Sarah de Azevedo
Alyce King, Sydney de Azevedo
Variations on a Sacred Theme
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Alexis "Lex" King de Azevedo (born January 14, 1943) is an American composer, song writer, pianist, actor and singer known primarily for his film scores and his work on The Swan Princess of which one of his songs was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. De Azevedo, a Mormon, also produced the music for the LDS musical Saturday's Warrior.
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Lex de Azevedo was born in Los Angeles, the son of Alyce King of The King Sisters by her first marriage. He served as a musical director for The Sonny & Cher Show, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five and The Osmonds. He composed the scores for the films Where the Red Fern Grows and The Swan Princess, for the latter he was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1995 for the song "Far Longer than Forever".
He produced the hit version, by the Youngstown, Ohio-based quartet the Human Beinz, of the Isley Brothers' "Nobody but Me", which rose to #8 in 1968. He composed for pop singers (including many members of his own family) and the stage.
He is also credited as the co-writer of the Latter Day Saint production, Saturday's Warrior.
De Azevedo has ten children. His daughters Rachel and Emilie are the creators and producers of the Signing Time! videos, designed to teach children American Sign Language, and he appears in them during the grandparents sequence of Vol. 2. De Azevedo's daughter Julie de Azevedo Hanks is a Mormon inspirational pop singer. She is also a psychologist who owns and runs Wasatch Family Therapy.
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