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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 November 1953Oakland, California, USA
Date of Death 11 April 2006Los Angeles, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameJune Antoinette Pointer

Mini Bio (1)

June Antoinette Pointer was born on November 30, 1953 in Oakland, California to Reverend Elton Pointer and his wife Sarah. She was the youngest member of the hugely popular and successful soul/R&B group The Pointer Sisters. June attended Edison Elementary School, Elmhurst Junior High, and Castlemont High School. She received an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree from Bishop College. June began her professional singing career at age sixteen along with her sister Bonnie; they formed a duo called Pointers, A Pair. June's other sister Anita joined the act in 1969 and the duo became a trio. The group eventually formed into a quartet when Ruth Pointer joined in 1972. The Pointer Sisters went on to have a steady succession of hit songs throughout the 70s and 80s. June released the solo album "Baby Sister" in 1983; the song "Ready for Some Action" was a Top 30 R&B radio hit. June sang the song "Little Boy Sweet" on the soundtrack of the hilarious smash comedy "National Lampoon's Vacation." In 1986 she sang back-up vocals on the 1987 Top 5 hit cover of "Respect Yourself" by Bruce Willis and in 1987 she sang a duet with Dionne Warwick on the song "Heartbreak of Love" for Warwick's album "Reservations for Two." In 1989 June released her self-titled second solo album; the song "Tight on Time (I'll Fit U In)" was a good-sized R&B radio hit. She had a sizable role as Marsha in the 1995 film "French Exit." Alas, June had problems with drug addiction and was ousted from The Pointer Sisters in 2004 (she was also arrested for cocaine possession that same year). June Pointer died from cancer at the tragically young age of 52 on April 11, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Spouse (1)

William Whitmore (23 July 1978 - 1991) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Was a member of the singing group, "The Pointer Sisters", which included her sisters Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer and Ruth Pointer. She also had two brothers: Fritz and Aaron.
Sang the song "Little Boy Sweet" in the 1983 comedy National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.
Sister of Bonnie Pointer, Ruth Pointer and Anita Pointer
Grew up singing in the Oakland, California church where their parents were both ministers.
Sister-in-law of Michael Sayles.
Sister to Aaron Pointer, NFL referee and one time pro baseball player. Aaron Pointer resides in Washington state.
The Pointer Sisters was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Part of the traveling "Get Up and Dance Disco Ball" concert series with sister Bonnie Pointer (former solo artist) as "The Pointer Sisters." [Original Pointer Sisters members/sisters Ruth and Anita are not appearing.] [August 2003]

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