Annie Get Your Gun, a 1946 Broadway show with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by the brother-sister team of Dorothy and Herbert Fields, was a fictionalized account of the life of Annie Oakley, a 19th and early 20th-century sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. The show starred Ethel Merman as Annie.

 

Ethel Merman

 

     Annie Oakley in  Cowgirl Magazine

 

The 1946 Broadway production was a major hit in New York (1,147 performances) and London. Over the years there were revivals of the show and Film and TV versions.

Annie Get Your Gun (1950)