Bonnie Pointer

Bonnie Pointer was an American singer, who was most notable for being a member of the vocal group, “The Pointer Sisters”. Pointer began her career forming the popular band, “The Pointers” along with her sister, June in 1969. Along with her band members, Pointer earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  She along with other member Anita earned the group’s first Grammy for Best Vocal by a Duo or Group, Country. 

Bonnie even had a great solo career as she even scored several moderate solo hits including a disco cover of The Elgins’ “Heaven Must Have Sent You”.  

What was Bonnie Pointer Famous for?

  • Famous as one of the vocalist of the popular band, “The Pointer Sisters”. 

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Where was Bonnie Pointer Born?

Bonnie Pointer was born on July 11, 1950, in Oakland, California, United States. Her birth name was Patricia Eva Pointer. Her nationality was American. Pointer belonged to African-American ethnicity while Cancer was her zodiac sign. 

Pointer was born and raised in her hometown along with her siblings: June Pointer, Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Aaron Pointer, and Fritz Pointer. She had an interest in singing since her childhood that she began singing along with her younger sister, June in their father’s West Oakland Church of God. 

Eventually, they ended up forming a band named “The Pointers”, which was previously named as “The Pair”. 

When Did Bonnie Pointer Die?

Bonnie Pointer died on June 8, 2020, at age 69, in Los Angeles, California. Pointer passed away due to cardiac arrest during the pandemic of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Movement 2020. Her sister and former groupmate, Anita Pointer, confirmed her death through their social media sites. 


Bonnie Pointer’s Career Highlights

  • Bonnie Pointer began her professional career after she formed “The Pointers” along with her younger sister, June in 1969. The same year, Anita Marie Pointer joined the band and changed their name to The Pointer Sisters and eventually recorded several singles for Atlantic Records.
  • They made their debut with the release of their self-titled album, “the Pointer Sisters” in 1973. The album included the hit single, “Yes We Can Can”.
  • They even donned 1940s fashions and sang in a style reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters.
  • Their song titled “Fairytale”, written by Anita and herself turned out to be the group’s crossover country hit that even became a Top 20 pop hit and won the group their first Grammy for Best Vocal by a Duo or Group, Country.
  • Bonnie, however, left the group in 1977, to focus on her solo career. Meanwhile,  the remaining members continued and even had a major breakthrough with their 1983 album Break Out.
  • In 1978, Bonnie signed with Motown, and then she released her solo song titled “Heaven Must Have Sent You,” which reached No. 11 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • With Motown, Bonnie released three solo albums, including two self-titled albums before she retired from the studio.
  • On March 2, 1985, Bonnie appeared on the television program, “Soul Train”.
  • In 1944, Bonnie along with her ex-band member received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Pointer performed at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Saturday, October 25, 2008.
  • Her last work was in Monte Hellman’s 2010 romantic thriller, “Road to Nowhere”. 

Who was Bonnie Pointer Married to?

Bonnie Pointer got married once throughout her entire life. Her first and last husband was Jeffrey Bowen, a songwriter, and Motown Records producer. The couple got married in 1978 however, they soon got separated, and after 10 years of separation, Bonnie filed for divorce which was finalized in 2016. She never had a child till her death. 

Besides, in 2011, she was arrested for possession of crack cocaine. Also, in 2006, her younger sister, June died due to cancer. 

What was the Net Worth of Bonnie Pointer?

Bonnie Pointer had quite good earnings from her professional career as a singer. Having worked in the music field for over decades and even being one of the vocalist of the popular band, “The Pointer Sisters”, she had great earnings from her albums. Her net worth was estimated to be around $5 million at the time of her death. 

How Tall was Bonnie Pointer?

Bonnie Pointer was a gorgeous black lady in her late 60s at the time of her death. Pointer had an average body physique with her black hair and brown eyes. She had a height of 5ft. 6inch. 

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