Christian singer and televangelist who co-hosted the popular PTL Club show with her husband from 1976 until 1987. She was forced to leave PTL after revelations that $287,000 had been paid from the organization to buy the silence of a woman, who claimed her husband, Jim Bakker, had raped her.
She was spoiled by her favorite aunt, a former department store manager who gave her her first job.
In a move that sharply distinguished her from other televangelists, she showed a more tolerant attitude regarding homosexuality, and she featured people suffering from AIDS on PTL.
She married Jim Bakker in 1961.
Her former husband Jim Bakker went to prison over accounting fraud.