Gail Davis

Birth Name: Betty Jeanne Grayson
Birth Date: October 5, 1925
Deceased: March 15, 1997


Gail Davis was an American actress, best known for her starring role as Annie Oakley in the 1950s television Western series Annie Oakley. In 1947, she made her motion picture debut in a comedy film short. She then appeared in minor roles in another four films, the first being The Romance of Rosy Ridge, then landed a supporting role under star Roy Rogers in a 1948 Western film, The Far Frontier. Between 1948-53, Davis appeared in 32 feature films, all but three of which were in the Western genre. Twenty of the Western films were with Gene Autry, produced by his company, Gene Autry Productions, released and distributed by Columbia Pictures. Between 1954 and 1957, Davis starred in the syndicated Annie Oakley series which ran for 81 episodes.