In this record photo, Anita Pointer of The Pointer Sisters performs astatine the 3rd yearly Alfred Mann Foundation Innovation and Inspiration Gala connected Sept. 9, 2006, successful Beverly Hills, Calif. Phil Mccarten/AP hide caption
In this record photo, Anita Pointer of The Pointer Sisters performs astatine the 3rd yearly Alfred Mann Foundation Innovation and Inspiration Gala connected Sept. 9, 2006, successful Beverly Hills, Calif.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Anita Pointer, 1 of 4 sibling singers who earned popular occurrence and captious acclaim arsenic The Pointer Sisters, died Saturday astatine the property of 74, her publicist announced.
The Grammy victor passed distant portion she was with household members, publicist Roger Neal said successful a statement. A origin of decease was not instantly revealed.
"While we are profoundly saddened by the nonaccomplishment of Anita, we are comforted successful knowing she is present with her girl Jada and her sisters June & Bonnie and astatine peace. She was the 1 that kept each of america adjacent and unneurotic for truthful long," her sister Ruth, bothers Aaron and Fritz and granddaughter Roxie McKain Pointer said successful the statement.
Anita Pointer's lone daughter, Jada Pointer, died successful 2003.
Anita, Ruth, Bonnie and June Pointer, calved the daughters of a minister, grew up singing successful their father's religion successful Oakland, California.
The group's 1973 self-titled debut medium included the breakout hit, "Yes We Can Can." Known for deed songs including "I'm So Excited," "Slow Hand," "Neutron Dance" and "Jump (For My Love)," the singers gained a prima connected the Hollywood Walk of Fame successful 1994.
The 1983 medium "Break Out" went triple platinum and garnered 2 American Music Awards. The radical won 3 Grammy Awards and had 13 U.S. apical 20 deed songs betwixt 1973 and 1985, Neal said.
The Pointer Sisters besides was the archetypal African American radical to execute connected the Grand Ole Opry programme and the archetypal modern enactment to execute astatine the San Francisco Opera House, Neal said.
Bonnie Pointer near the radical successful 1977, signing a solo woody with Motown Records but enjoying lone humble success. "We were devastated," Anita Pointer said of the departure successful 1990. "We did a amusement the nighttime she left, but aft that, we conscionable stopped. We thought it wasn't going to enactment without Bonnie."
The group, successful assorted lineups including younger household members, continued signaling done 1993.
June Pointer died of crab astatine the property of 52 successful 2006.
Anita Pointer announced Bonnie Pointer's death resulting from cardiac apprehension astatine the property of 69 successful 2020. "The Pointer Sisters would ne'er person happened had it not been for Bonnie," she said successful a statement.