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<p>Phoebe Anne Mozee was a world famous markswoman and entertainer who was better known by her stage name of "Annie Oakley."</p>
<p>In 1885, the couple joined "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West Show. Mozee became known as "Miss Annie Oakley, the Peerless Lady Wing-Shot." Oakley took her stage name from the Oakley neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she had previously lived. In her act, Oakley routinely split a card in two edge-wise with a single shot from thirty paces. She shot cigarettes out of her husband's mouth. On a tour of Europe, she performed this same trick with Crown Prince Wilhelm, who later became Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. Oakley also shot dimes thrown into the air. Due to her proficiency with a gun, she emerged as the first female American superstar and was worshipped by young and old people around the world. She also became a spokesperson for allowing women to serve in the armed forces, including in combat positions.</p>
<p>Mozee also starred in one of the first Kinetoscope films in history. In 1894, she starred in Thomas Alva Edison's "<em>The "Little Sure Shot" of the "Wild West," exhibition of rifle shooting at glass balls, etc</em>." In honor of her many achievements and her legacy, Mozee's life has been documented in film on several different occasions. A Broadway play, "Annie Get Your Gun," was also produced about her life.</p>
<p>Oakley remained with the Wild West Show until 1901, when she became partially paralyzed after an automobile accident. She eventually recovered and returned to show business. She died on November 3, 1926.</p> <br />
#Kasper, Shirl. <em>Annie Oakley</em>. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.#Riley, Glenda. <em>Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley</em>. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002.
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