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Movie director Peter Bogdanovich, once linked romantically with murdered Playboy playmate Dorothy Stratten, has married her younger sister. Bogdanovich, 49, and Louise Hoogstratten, 20, also known as L. B. Stratten, were married Friday near Vancouver, said his attorney, Joel R. Junker of Seattle. Bogdanovich once called Stratten “the noblest person I ever met” and he told of being captivated by her in his book “The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten, 1960-1980.” Bogdanovich directed her in the movie “They All Laughed.” He also quoted her in the book as expressing distaste for the life style of the Playboy mansion. Bogdanovich said Hugh Hefner’s Playboy empire played a role in her death and claimed Hefner demeaned Stratten. Hefner, in turn, said Bogdanovich’s published criticism contributed to a stroke he suffered. Stratten was shot to death by her estranged husband, Paul Snider, in August, 1980. The killing reportedly occurred after Snider learned his wife was having an affair with Bogdanovich. Snider committed suicide after killing Stratten. Her life became the subject of the 1981 television movie “Death of a Centerfold” and the 1983 movie “Star 80.” Louise’s mother, Nelly Hoogstratten, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that she was not informed about Friday’s wedding. “I’ve cried before, and I cry now because I’ve lost another daughter.”