Transcript for Peter Bogdanovich supports Dorothy Stratten's family, marries her sister: Part 11
That's good for the back of your legs and your behind. Would you like to be just like your sister when you grow up? Yeah. Why? 'Cause I'm proud of her. Peter always took care of the hoogstraten family after Dorothy died. Peter supported the family for years. He had tremendous guilt and sadness. What's funny about the years after, we didn't see much of them. But we heard that the mother and the daughter were living at Bogdanovich's house. He's always just helped our family in family matters. And helped me get through the pain and sorrow. He paid for their rent. He sent Louise to school. He said, "If I'd married Dorothy, this would be my family. So I wasn't going to stop being their family because she was dead." He was really there for me and some sort of connection I had with him. And he became a lot of roles in my life. It seemed natural to gravitate towards Dorothy's sister. It didn't seem unusual. We both felt blasted, so we kind of helped each other. That grew to be another kind of love. Peter eventually married Louise stratten when she was 20 years old. They were on the boat of grief together. Because only one person in the world understands what you're feeling. When I heard that Peter bogdonavich had married Dorothy's sister, it made me very sad for her. It wasn't gonna last. Because she was so young. In 2001, 13 years after they got married, Louise stratten filed for divorce from Peter Bogdanovich. I think it's really interesting that the relationship that he developed with Louise, it was a real relationship. It continues to this day. They're business partners. They produce movies together. It wasn't like this was just some passing guilt phase. He has stayed close and connected and in love with that family ever since he met Dorothy. Whether or not Dorothy stratten would have fulfilled her extravagant promise can't be known. She was only 20, so young. So young. In the end Dorothy stratten was less memorable for herself than for the yearning she evoked. In snider, a lust for the score. In Hefner, a longing for a star. In Bogdanovich, a desire for the eternal ingenue. Where does one's career go from here? Are you worried that you have to make it quickly? I think the acting career, actually, can't be taken too quickly. Because if you rush things and you make the wrong decisions, it could be over very quickly. The real tragedy of Dorothy's life is that she couldn't live long enough to really ever tell her own story. She never was able to say, "Okay, this is what got me here but now these are the things that I want to be. Here's who I actually am." The rays of the sun are slowly shining brighter. The evening will be forever yet
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