Bonnie Pointer Wiki – Biography
Bonnie Pointer born Patricia Eva Pointer was an American singer. She was best known as a member of the vocal group, The Pointer Sisters. The sisters began singing in the West Oakland Church of God in Oakland, California.
After the group started as a trio with Bonnie, June, and Anita in 1969, Bill Graham signed the Pointer Sisters to a management contract and they went on tour with Elvin Bishop. In 1971, Jerry Wexler caught them with Bishop at the Whisky in Los Angeles and signed them to Atlantic Records.
The oldest sister, Ruth, joined the group as a fourth member in December 1972. They were dropped by Atlantic and picked up by Blue Thumb. Bonnie won a Grammy in 1974, along with Anita, in a country category for writing the crossover hit “Fairtytale.” She left the group in 1977 to pursue a solo career.
As a solo artist, her biggest song, “Heaven Must Have Sent You,” made it to No. 11 in 1979. She recorded and released a total of 4 solo albums. Her last album was “Like a Picasso” in 2011. She had a role as herself in the 2010 independent film “Road to Nowhere.”
Bonnie Pointer Age
Bonnie Pointer was 69 years old. She was born on July 11, 1950, in Oakland, California, the United States as Patricia Eva Pointer. She died on June 8, 2020.
Bonnie married her husband Jeffrey Bowen in 1978. Bonnie filed for divorce in July 2014 after 10 years of separation. The divorce was finalized in 2016.
Bonnie and Motown Records producer Jeffrey Bowen had no children together. Bonnie had 5 siblings: June Pointer, Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Aaron Pointer, and Fritz Pointer. June died in 2006.
Cause of Death
Bonnie Pointer died on June 8, 2020, at age 69. Bonnie Pointer’s cause of death was not revealed. Her sister and former groupmate, Anita Pointer, confirmed in the following statement to Primal Information: “It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning [June 8, 2020]. Our family is devastated. On behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.
“Bonnie was my best friend and we talked every day. We never had a fight in our life. I already miss her and I will see her again one day.”
Bonnie Pointer’s net worth was estimated to be $5 Million.