American Experience: Annie Oakley

American Experience: Annie Oakley

60 mins | Documentary, History | May 8, 2006

This one hour documentary examines the life of the famed Sharp Shooter and Wild West performer, Annie Oakley from her birth in mid nineteenth century rural Pennsylvania to her death in 1926. Many myths are overturned and the program also features a little known trial when Annie Oakley had to sue The Hearst Newspaper chain all throughout the country for libel when they reported the activities of someone who was impersonating the famed sharpshooter and besmirching her reputation.

American Experience: Annie Oakley

60 mins | Documentary, History | May 8, 2006

American Experience: Annie Oakley
This one hour documentary examines the life of the famed Sharp Shooter and Wild West performer, Annie Oakley from her birth in mid nineteenth century rural Pennsylvania to her death in 1926. Many myths are overturned and the program also features a little known trial when Annie Oakley had to sue The Hearst Newspaper chain all throughout the country for libel when they reported the activities of someone who was impersonating the famed sharpshooter and besmirching her reputation.
Producers Public Broadcasting Service
Original title American Experience: Annie Oakley
Directors
Writers

Cast

Annie Oakley

as Archive Footage

Laura Linney

as Narrator