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SHARP LADY

Annie Oakley (1860-1926) the celebrated sharpshooter who appeared in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, was born Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee.

She began shooting at the age of 9 and became an expert marksman with a pistol, rifle and shotgun. On one occasion, she shattered 4,772 glass balls out ot 5,000 tossed into the air.Known as "Little Sure Shot," the 5-foot-tall Oakley challenged vaudeville star Frank E. Butler to a shooting match in Cincinnati and won. They were later married and joined Buffalo Bill's show in 1885.

The Broadway musical "Annie Get Your Gun" was based on her life.