Six Degrees of Betty Grable: Movies, Music, and Murder is an abridged version of Betty Grable's life story told over a period of 55 years, 1945-2000 by six fictional characters whose lives were touched by the most famous pin-up girl of WWII. Each degree is a self-contained character study but every character who is the focus of one degree has a way of showing up as a secondary character in someone else's story. Betty Grable provides the ties that bind them. The characters include a five-year-old boy who develops an obsession for the blonde beauty, a big-boned, five-foot-ten girl who aspires to be the next Betty Grable, a young high school English teacher who has a clandestine affair with a married colleague, a former female movie extra who danced at the charity ball in Gone with the Wind, a partially paralyzed former cowboy star, and a psychopathic killer. The text is chocked full of movie trivia, nostalgia, and dark humor. Something for everyone.