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Jack Valenti

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Jack Joseph Valenti (September 5, 1921 – April 26, 2007) was a longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film rating system, and he was generally regarded as one of the most influential pro-copyright lobbyists in the world.

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  • Born: September 5, 1921 Houston, Texas, United States
  • Died: April 26, 2007 (aged 85) Washington, D.C., United States
  • Alma mater: University of Houston Harvard University
  • Occupation: President of the MPAA, Special Assistant to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson

Read more about Jack Valenti at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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