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Annie Oakley [pictures] [edit]
Born: 1860-08-13
Death: 1926-11-03
As a major attraction of "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show" (1885-1902) she performed remarkable feats of marksmanship. She was a 'dead shot' with a rifle. In a contest with, she defeated the noted marksman and vaudeville star Frank E. Butler (whom she later married and he became her manager and assistant). Althought she was partially paralyzed in a railroad accident (1901), she continued to demonstrate her shooting skills for many years. A bit of trivia is that her life was the basis for Irving Berlin's popular musical "Annie Get Your Gun" (1946).
 
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