Little Orphan Annie was the title character in a daily American comic strip created by Harold Gray (1894–1968) and syndicated by Tribune Media Services. The strip took its name from the 1885 poem "Little Orphant Annie" by James Whitcomb Riley, and made its debut on August 5, 1924 in the New York Daily News. It ranked number one in popularity in a Fortune poll in 1937.The plot follows the wide-ranging adventures of Annie, her dog Sandy, and her benefactor Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks. It has been made into a musical play and movie.Little Orphan Annie in Wikipedia
In Carole Dunn's Black Sheep series, Annie is a young African woman seized by slavers and freed when the Snipe
surrenders to the HMS Destiny
and Teresa Danville organizes a party to save as many slaves as possible. Her mother lived with an Englishman who taught Annie good English, so she acts as translator for the slaves, and decides to become Teresa's abigail. She later marries Rowson, who works as a valet.
In the Lucy Campion series, Annie is the orphaned niece of the cook in Magistrate Hargraves's household. She and her brother, Lawrence, were desperately struggling to survive after their mother's death, not knowing how to contact their aunt. A chance encounter in the market with Lucy Campion led to them being taken in by the Hargraves. Annie works as a chamber maid.
In the Will Rees mysteries, Annie is the daughter of a madam, One-Eyed Mary. She has worked as a maid, but when her mother tried to force her into prostitution in her early teens, she was rescued by the Will and Lydia Rees and sent to a Shaker colony until she could grow up and determine her own future. She was friendly with Bill Baldwin, her neighbor's son.