Lex de Azevedo

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Lex de Azevedo
Born Alexis King de Azevedo
(1943-01-14) January 14, 1943 (age 71)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Producer
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)
Spouse(s) Linda Jan Carter (divorced 1994)
Peggy Davis
Children 9 (including Emilie Brown and Rachel Coleman)
Parents Alyce King Clarke, Sydney de Azevedo
Family Cam Clarke (half-brother)

Alexis "Lex" King de Azevedo (Born January 14, 1943) is an American composer, song writer, pianist 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.


Lex de Azevedo was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Alyce King of The King Sisters by her first marriage.[1]

De Azevedo served as a musical director for The Sonny & Cher Show, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five and The Osmonds.[2] He composed the scores for the films Where the Red Fern Grows and the The Swan Princess,[3] for the latter he was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1995 for the song Far Longer than Forever.[4]

During the 1960s, De Azevedo produced several albums for Capitol Records,[5] including Laurindo Almeida's Plays for a Man and a Woman and the Four King Cousins' Introducing the Four King Cousins.[citation needed] 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.[6][7] He also secured a recording contract for novelty singer Mrs. Miller.[citation needed]

He has also composed for pop singers (including many members of his own family) and the stage.[8]

He is also credited as the co-writer of the Latter Day Saint production, Saturday's Warrior.[9]

De Azevedo has nine children. His daughters Rachel and Emilie[10] 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[11] is a Mormon inspirational pop singer.

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  1. ^ "Utah Celebrities - 04: D-E". The Signature Books Library. Signature Books. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  2. ^ "LDS Audio: Lex de Azevedo". Deseret Book. Retrieved 15 Aug 2010. 
  3. ^ "Lex de Azevedo: Information from Answers.com". Answers.com. Retrieved 15 Aug 2010. 
  4. ^ "IMDb: Awards for Lex de Azevedo". Amazon. Retrieved 15 Aug 2010. 
  5. ^ Casper, Nathan (16 April 2008). "BYU NewsNet: LDS Musicians Aim to Break into Christian Music". Brigham Young University. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Nobody But Me" at 45cat.com
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 326. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  8. ^ Hicks, Michael (1989). Mormonism and music: a history (1 ed.). IL. USA: University of Illinois Press. p. 203. ISBN 0-252-07147-6. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Amazon.com: Lex de Azevedo". Amazon.com. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Lex de Azevedo - Biography". IMDb.com. Retrieved 15 Aug 2010. 
  11. ^ "Lex de Azevedo". Deseret Book. Retrieved 15 Aug 2010. 

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