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Also Known As: Died: March 14, 1992
Born: August 17, 1926 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: actor, screenwriter, director, producer

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Though they were famous the world over for their bold musical choices and sassy attitudes, the Pointer Sisters were not always so daring. Raised in a strictly religious household, Bonnie, Anita, June, and Ruth Pointer were allowed to listen to only gospel while they were growing up, as other forms of music like rock and blues were labeled by their parents as "the devil's music." Nonetheless, a love of pop, jazz, and R&B germinated in the sisters, and by adulthood, June and Bonnie were performing as a duo known as "Pointes, a Pair." They found moderate success singing backup for acts like Grace Slick and Boz Scaggs, and even were signed to Atlantic Records, but little came of their endeavors. Nonetheless, they persevered, eventually signing with Blue Thumb Records and bringing sisters Anita and Ruth into the fold. Finally given the chance to explore their rootsy influences, the sisters released their self-titled debut in 1974 to great acclaim. A succession of albums would lead to more hits, even after 1977, when Bonnie left the band to pursue a solo career. The Pointer Sisters' greatest success would come in 1983 with their hit record Break Out, which featured massively popular songs like "Jump (For...

Though they were famous the world over for their bold musical choices and sassy attitudes, the Pointer Sisters were not always so daring. Raised in a strictly religious household, Bonnie, Anita, June, and Ruth Pointer were allowed to listen to only gospel while they were growing up, as other forms of music like rock and blues were labeled by their parents as "the devil's music." Nonetheless, a love of pop, jazz, and R&B germinated in the sisters, and by adulthood, June and Bonnie were performing as a duo known as "Pointes, a Pair." They found moderate success singing backup for acts like Grace Slick and Boz Scaggs, and even were signed to Atlantic Records, but little came of their endeavors. Nonetheless, they persevered, eventually signing with Blue Thumb Records and bringing sisters Anita and Ruth into the fold. Finally given the chance to explore their rootsy influences, the sisters released their self-titled debut in 1974 to great acclaim. A succession of albums would lead to more hits, even after 1977, when Bonnie left the band to pursue a solo career. The Pointer Sisters' greatest success would come in 1983 with their hit record Break Out, which featured massively popular songs like "Jump (For My Love)" and "Automatic." The group would remain active over the coming decades, performing for troops in the Persian Gulf alongside Bob Hope in 1991, and revisiting their jazzy roots with a tour dubbed the Ain't Misbehavin' tour in 1995. Though the lineup would change to reflect the members changing and busy lives, various incarnations of the group continued to play to sold out crowds, even touring Australia and New Zealand in 2011.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Le Zebre (1992) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Poulet au Vinaigre (1999) Inspector Jean Lavardin
2.
 Sup de fric (1992) Cyril Dujardin
3.
 Sisi und der Kaiserkuss (1991) Duke Max
4.
5.
 Les Saisons du plaisir (1988) Bernard
6.
 Une Nuit a l'assemblee nationale (1988) Octave Leroi
7.
8.
 I Hate Actors (1988)
9.
 Petite Amie, La (1988) Martin Morel
10.
 Miracule, Le (1987) Papu
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wife:
Caroline Cellier. Actor.

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