PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- Betty Hutton, who starred in the film version of "Annie Get Your Gun" has died in Palm Springs, Calif., at the age of 86.
Hutton, who got her start as a big band singer, made her Broadway debut in the 1940 revue "Two for the Show," then performed in the Cole Porter musical "Panama Hattie," Broadway World said Tuesday.
She was Miss Hannigan during the original Broadway run as "Annie."
After moving to Hollywood, Hutton was popular as a star of movie musicals, comedies and drama. Her films credits included " The Fleet's In," "Let's Face It," "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" and the Oscar-winning "The Greatest Show On Earth."
Her most noted role, however, was Annie Oakley in the 1950 film adaptation of Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun."
Although she retired from films in the 1950s, Hutton made a number of television and Broadway appearances in subsequent years.
Hutton, who died Sunday, is survived by three daughters.