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Ruth Pointer
*Photo Credit: Rick from Near Boston

Ruth Pointer

Award Winning Entertainer & Mental Health Advocate
SPEAKER FEE RANGE: $25,000–$30,000 [FEE NOTE]
TRAVELS FROM: Massachusetts
Ruth Pointer’s deep and soulful voice turned out to be the missing ingredient when the fabulous Pointer Sisters went from a trio to a quartet in late 1972. Six months later, they were a household name, selling millions of records, tons of concert tickets and were at the start of their storybook career, eventually becoming one of the most successful female acts of all-time. While success may have served as an introduction to the good life, it also was an introduction to the “high life.” Limos, champagne, white glove treatment, mountains of cocaine and crack were the norm in the high flying ‘70s and ‘80s. Ruth Pointer’s devastating addictions took her to the brink of death in 1984, so much so that a powerful record executive took out a full-page obituary for Pointer in an industry trade magazine just in case she didn’t make it. However, through a rigorous 12-step program, daily inventory of her life and her supreme faith in God, Pointer has bounced back to live a drug and alcohol free life for the past 30 years. As an international spokesperson for the USO in the early 1990s, Pointer has often traveled overseas to perform for our troops in locations such as: Budapest, Hungary, Bosnia, Bahrain and Italy. Ruth Pointer’s heartfelt memoir, Still So Excited!: My Life as a Pointer Sister (Triumph Books, 2016).

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