Tributes flood in for Jack Valenti, dead at 85
Jack Valenti, the former head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and chief architect of the modern film ratings system, has died. He was 85.The longtime lobbyist and former aide to President Lyndon B Johnson suffered a stroke in March and never fully recovered, eventually succumbing to complications at his home in Washington DC.The Houston-born Valenti developed a passion for film as a boy after he got a job sweeping floors in a local cinema. He ...
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