Annie Get Your Gun is one of the best musicals I have ever seen. It is based on the life of Annie Oakley. Annie Oakley was an American West entertainer back in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She retired in 1910 after an injury that left her paralyzed. She began trick shooting to raise money for her family. She earned much more money than she hoped for. She became a star on the Buffalo Bill's Wild West show in 1885.