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Annie Oakley

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Net worth 2018: $7 Million
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Greenville, Ohio, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 13 August 1860
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: November 3, 1926

Annie Oakley was bornon 13 August 1860 in Greenville, Ohio, United States, American, is Sharpshooter. Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and is considered America's first female superstar. She shook up men's monopoly in the shooting field by winning a bet against famous marksman Frank E. Butler, whom she later married. She eventually started performing on 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West' show and toured various countries in Europe. She distinguished herself from the other performers by her self-made modest costumes, but she proved herself no less a performer, showing off skills like shooting through flying cards or shooting off corks from bottles. She even entertained members of the royalty, such as Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, King Umberto I of Italy, French President Marie François Sadi Carnot and German Kaiser Wilhelm II. A number of plays, movies and television series were made based on her life, the most famous being the stage and film versions of 'Annie Get Your Gun'. She taught many women how to use a gun. Even after becoming one of the biggest stars in her field, she remembered her early days of poverty and helped orphans by donating to various charities.


Annie Oakley and Butler remained married for fifty years, till her death on November 3, 1926, in Greenville, Ohio


In 1903, William Randolph Hearst published a false article on Annie Oakley, mentioning that she was arrested for stealing to support a cocaine habit


In 1874, her mother got married for a third time, but her marriage to Joseph Shaw was not enough to revive the family's financial conditions


Unable to support all her children, her mother sent her and her elder sister, Sarah, to the Darke County Infirmary in 1870


Annie Oakley was born as Phoebe Ann Mosey on August 13, 1860, in rural Darke County, Ohio, to Susan Wise and Jacob Mosey

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