Anita Pointer (Anita Marie Pointer)

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Oakland, California, USA
Soul and R&B singer/songwriter Anita Marie Pointer was born on January 28, 1948 in Oakland, California. She's the second eldest member of the extremely popular and successful soul/R&B group The Pointer Sisters. Anita got married at age 17. In 1969 she quit her job as a secretary at a legal office in order to pursue a professional singing career. In 1972 she joined her siblings Ruth and Bonnie as a member of The Pointer Sisters. Anita has co-written many songs for The Pointer Sisters (said songs include the Grammy Award-winning breakthrough 1974 hit "Fairytale" and the rousing smash "I'm So Excited"). Read more...