Annie Oakley born Phoebe Ann Mosey, was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's amazing talent led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild…
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Annie Oakley (1860-1926), born Phoebe Ann Moses, was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar. Oakley's most famous trick is perhaps being able to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using a .22 caliber rifle, at 90 feet.
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Phoebe Ann Oakley Mozee (1860-1926). Annie Oakley went into servitude at age 6 because her mother was too poor to keep her at home. She met physical & mental abuse to earn her keep. By 16, her shooting skills were used to earn money to support her widowed mother and siblings and the rest is history. Annie Oakley, 1922, with a gun Buffalo Bill gave her.