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Encyclopedia > Annie Oakley (TV series)

Annie Oakley was a Western television series which fictionalized the life of famous cowgirl Annie Oakley. It ran from 1954 to 1956 in syndication. ABC showed reruns on Saturday and Sunday daytime from 1959 to 1960 and from 1964 to 1965.

The show starred Gail Davis in the title role, and co-starred Brad Johnson and Jimmy Hawkins, as Annie's brother, Tagg.

Gail Davis had been discovered by Gene Autry, who cast her in several of his movies, then in his own series, The Gene Autry Show, in which she played a variety of characters. He then spun her off into her own show.

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American Experience | Annie Oakley | Timeline | PBS (1296 words)
Oakley continues to tour with the show for the next several years, crisscrossing the country by train while firing, in her estimation, more than 40,000 shots in a single year.
Oakley's act is celebrated throughout the country, but life on the road is exhausting for her.
Oakley is livid and demands retractions; even though most of the newspapers comply, she is not mollified and ends up filing 55 libel suits.
The Annie Oakley Show (559 words)
Five-foot-two, 95 pounds, and cute as a button, Annie was also a crack shot and the scourge of badmen around her hometown of Diablo, where she lived with her kid brother, Tagg (the rest of the immediate family was unaccounted for).
Annie Oakley reruns were seen on ABC on Saturday and Sunday daytime from 1959 to 1960, and 1964 to 1965.
Born Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee in Patterson Township, Darke Co., Ohio, she was the sixth of 8 children.
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