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Alex: The Life of a Child (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  23 April 1986 (USA)
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Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Deford
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Carole Deford
Gennie James ...
Alex Deford
Danny Corkill ...
Chris Deford
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Mac Deford
Melonie Mazman Hayden ...
Zehra Delford (as Melonie Mazman)
Brenda Bazinet ...
Barbara Keator
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Tina Crawford
Elva Mai Hoover ...
Alice Grady (as Elva Mae Hoover)
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Dr. Tom Dolan
Sean McCann ...
Dr. Ralph Stanwyck
Ted Simonett ...
Dr. Westlake
Jane Schoettle ...
Woman in Market
Lindsey Amelio ...
Alex - ages 3 to 5 (as Lindsey Cook Amelio)
Harley Cross ...
Chris - ages 6 to 8
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Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core when their baby daughter Alex is diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. While CF sufferers were almost certainly doomed to an early death in the Seventies, Alex grew into a child who showed remarkable courage and strength in face of her illness. Her loving family were quick to rally around her, determined to show the same bravery as the little girl as they supported and cherished her through life and struggled to move on after her death at the tragically young age of eight. Written by Kasey Louise

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23 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Wonderful Movie...still looking for a copy to add...
22 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was only about 6 or 7 when this movie came out, but I remember it to this day. My family and I still talk about it and wonder if we can get a copy of the movie, but I think I finally found where to get it!! "Daddy, My Little Daddy" has been in our vocabulary since we saw this. This little girl was so brave and strong and I know a little girl who passed away at 7 of Cancer just a few years ago and for some reason, they grow up so fast.

I truly feel this movie should be in EVERYONES movie collection...I could watch it over and over and cry over and over. It makes you cherish life and what you have that much more.

My daughter will also experience this move when she gets older and I know she will love it just as I do.


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