Bonnie Pointer

Bonnie Pointer was a well-known American vocalist who was a part of the singing group “The Pointer Sisters.” Pointer began her career in 1969, when she and her sister, June, formed the successful band “The Pointers.” Pointer and her band members were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She won the group’s first Grammy for Best Vocal by a Duo or Group, Country, with fellow member Anita.

Bonnie had a successful solo career, scoring a disco cover of The Elgins’ “Heaven Must Have Sent You” as well as a few minor solo songs.

What was the Net Worth of Bonnie Pointer?

Bonnie Pointer made a lot of money throughout her professional singing career. She earned a lot of money from her CDs after working in the music industry for decades and even being a member of the famed band “The Pointer Sisters.” At the time of her death, her net worth was believed to be around $5 million.

What was Bonnie Pointer Famous for?

  • Famous as one of the vocalist of the popular band, “The Pointer Sisters”.
Bonnie Pointer
The Pointer Sisters.
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Where was Bonnie Pointer Born?

Bonnie Pointer was born in Oakland, California, in the United States, on July 11, 1950. Patricia Eva Pointer was her birth name. Her country of origin was the United States of America. Pointer was of African-American descent, and her zodiac sign was Cancer.

June Pointer, Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Aaron Pointer, and Fritz Pointer were all born and raised in the same town as her. She had a passion for singing since she was a toddler, and she began singing at their father’s West Oakland Church of God with her younger sister, June.

They eventually formed a band called “The Pointers,” which was formerly known as “The Pair.”

When Did Bonnie Pointer Die?

Bonnie Pointer died on June 8, 2020, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 69. During the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Movement 2020, Pointer died of cardiac arrest. Anita Pointer, her sister and former groupmate, confirmed her death on social media networks.

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 has only been married once in her life. Jeffrey Bowen, a songwriter and Motown Records producer, was her first and last husband. Bonnie filed for divorce after ten years of separation, which was finalized in 2016. The pair married in 1978, but they soon divorced. Until her death, she never had a child.

She was also arrested for crack cocaine possession in 2011. June, her younger sister, also died of cancer in 2006.

How Tall was Bonnie Pointer?

Bonnie Pointer was a stunning black woman in her late 60s when she died. With her black hair and dark eyes, Pointer had a typical physical type. She stood 5ft. 6inches tall.

Quick Facts About Bonnie Pointer

Celebrated Name Bonnie Pointer
Age 70 Years
Nick Name Bonnie
Birth Name Patricia Eva Pointer
Birth Date 1950-07-11
Gender Female
Profession Musician
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Oakland, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Horoscope Cancer
Best Known For Founding Member of “The Pointer Sisters”.
Siblings 5
Death Date June 8, 2020
Place Of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause Of Death Cardiac Arrest
Marital Status Divorced
Married Date 1978
Husband Jeffrey Bowen
Net Worth $5 million