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Friday, April 27, 2007

Jack Valenti Dies; Originated MPAA Ratings System

Jack Valenti, who was for a substantial part of its existence the colorful head of the Motion Picture Association of America, has died at 85 from the aftereffects of a stroke he suffered in March.  Mr. Valenti put in place the Association's first ratings system in 1968 in order to address parental and legislative concerns over sex, violence and language. Read more here in a Hollywood Reporter story, here in a statement from MPAA head Dan Glickman, and here in an article by David Germain.

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