Death of Jack Valenti

September 5, 1921 - April 26, 2007
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 85

Film lobbyist and former White House aide, dies at 85
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Jack Valenti was not just Hollywood's top lobbyist. He was one of its biggest stars.

The 85-year-old Valenti, who died Thursday of complications from a stroke in March, led the movie industry out of the prudishness of old Hollywood and into an age of freer expression with the creation of the film rating system that has endured nearly 40 years.

The former White House aide went from politics to show business, overseeing the Motion Picture Association of America with eloquence,...

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