June 26, 2010
Little Rock (Pulaski County) native Betty Grayson was better known to the world as western star Gail Davis. During her career, she appeared in thirty-two feature films and was the star of her own 1950s television series, Annie Oakley. She is shown here as Annie Oakley on a Coleman Dairy bottle. She has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and, in 2004, was posthumously inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Cowboy great Gene Autry once referred to her as the perfect western actress.