Anita Pointer Of The Pointer Sisters Dies At Age 74

The Guardian reports:

Anita Pointer, one of the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters whose string of pop, country and R&B hits in the 1970s and 80s included I’m So Excited, Jump (For My Love) and Fire, has died of cancer aged 74, her publicist said. Pointer was surrounded by family at her Beverly Hills home when she died on Saturday, publicist Roger Neal said.

Anita was the second-oldest of four sisters who started performing as the duo of June and Bonnie in 1969 and soon became a trio when Anita quit her job as a secretary to join the group, according to an official biography. The Pointer Sisters later became a quartet for a while with Ruth, the only one of the original singing sisters still alive.

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