Ruth Pointer Biography
A native of Oakland, California, Ruth Pointer is an American R&B/Soul singer. She is the eldest member of the vocal group The Pointer Sisters.
The Pointer Sisters originally consisted of Ruth and her sisters Bonnie Pointer, Anita, and June Pointer, both of who are deceased. It now consists of Ruth, Issa Pointer, and Sadako Pointer.
Ruth Pointer Age
Pointer was born on March 19, 1946. She is 74 years old as of 2020.
Ruth Pointer Husband
Pointer is married to her husband Michael Sayles. Ruth and Michael got married in 1990. In 1993, at the age of 47, she gave birth to twins, a boy named Conor and a girl named Ali.
She had previously been married twice and divorced Her first marriage was to former Temptations member Dennis Edwards. They had gotten married in 1974 and the couple had a daughter Issa Pointer.
Pointer later got married to bassist Don Boyette in 1984. They, however, divorced four years later in 1984.
Ruth Pointer Children
Pointer has 5 children; three girls and two boys. She has a daughter named Faun who was born in 1965, a son named Malik born in 1966, a daughter named Issa Rae born in 1978 and the twins Conor and Ali, born in 1993.
Ruth Pointer The Pointer Sisters
The Pointer Sisters is a vocal group that originally comprised of Ruth and her three sisters; June Pointer, Anita and Bonnie Pointer.
They released their first album in 1973 and eventually became famous through songs like “Yes We Can Can”, “Fairytale” (1974), and “How Long (Betcha Got a Chick on the Side).”
In 1977, their sister, Bonnie left the group. The three of them continued with the group and had great success with singles like “Fire” (1978), “He’s So Shy” (1980), and “Slow Hand” (1981).
In 2006, their sister, June Pointer died leaving Anita and Ruth as the only members of the group. They were later joined by Ruth’s daughter, Issa, in the 1990s. In 1994, The Pointer Sisters was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Bonnie Pointer Death
On June 8, 2020, Ruth’s sister Bonnie died at the age of 69 years. News of her death was broken by her sister, Anita in a statement that said:
” It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning.
“Our family is devastated. On behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.”
Ruth Pointer Net Worth
Pointer has an estimated net worth of around $5 million.