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Anita Marie Pointer
Anita Marie Pointer (born January 23, 1948, Oakland, California, United States) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and a member of The Pointer Sisters. She quit a job as a secretary to join her younger sisters Bonnie and June to form the Pointer Sisters in 1969. After two failed singles between 1971 and 1972 for Atlantic Records, the trio convinced their eldest sister Ruth to join the group in 1972. The sisters found fame with the Anita-led "Yes We Can Can" in 1973. It was Anita's co-writing duties for their 1974 hit, "Fairytale", that helped the group make music history when the song hit the country charts, winning the group its first Grammy for Best Country Performance by a duo or group and Anita and Bonnie a Grammy nod for the best country song of the year in 1975.
| Background information |
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| Birth name | Anita Marie Pointer |
| Born | (1945-01-10) January 23, 1948 (age 66)
Oakland, California, U.S.
| Genres | R&B, soul, pop, dance, rock, jazz, country |
| Occupations | Singer, songwriter |
| Instruments | Vocals |
| Years active | 1969-present |
| Labels | Atlantic