Friday, March 9, 2012

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley was an inexplicable woman of talent and tenacity. Born in a life of poverty and losing her father at a very young age, she was forced into abusive servitude to support her family. Soon, finding herself to be a natural with a rifle, she triumphed over her hardships and was on her way to becoming the top sharpshooter in the country and headliner of Buffalo Bill's world renowned Wild West Show. "Annie Oakley" is another excellent entry in the American Experience Western Series, telling the story of another figure of the west who's life story has reached epic proportions. Along with the wonderful elements that typify these profiles (archival footage, expert commentary), Oakley's story is brimming with wonderful, lesser known information about her remarkable and inspirational life.