Castle Clinton to Welcome Annie Oakley (aka Little Sure Shot)
Contact: Mindi Rambo, 212-668-2208
NEW YORK -- In honor of Women's History Month, Castle Clinton National Monument will welcome Kim Hanley of the American Historical Theater, as she portrays Annie Oakley on March 18 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses on August 13, 1860, in Ohio. She is remembered as one of the leading women of the American West.
She gained fame by joining the Buffalo Bill Wild West show with her husband Frank Butler. She adopted the stage name Annie Oakley and a legend was born.
Later in life Moses supported philanthropic endeavors that helped promote safe working conditions, fair and equal pay for a day's work regardless of gender or heritage, and for a first-rate show that presented good solid family entertainment.
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