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Jack Joseph Valenti
Birth: Sep. 5, 1921
Death: Apr. 26, 2007

Motion Picture Executive. Born in Houston, Texas, he served in World War II as a bomber pilot, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross. He founded a political consulting firm, then became an advisor to President Lyndon Johnson and was the long-time president of the Motion Picture Association of America. Effectively he was the Washington lobbyist for the Hollywood movie studios and independent movie producers from 1966 to 2004 during his tenure as president of the Motion Picture Association of America. There, under his supervision, starting in 1968 the movie industry developed the ratings system for films that is still used today. He is considered to have vigorously protected the rights of the film community and its intellectual properties and ensured that new technologies had the proper and necessary safeguards. An eloquent orator, he was frequently seen and heard throughout Hollywood and at the Academy Awards. Died in Washington, DC, of complications from a stroke. (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 32, Lot 516
 
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Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Apr 26, 2007
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Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014
Jack Joseph Valenti: Sir, you will be remembered as the longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During your 38-year tenure in the MPAA, you created the MPAA film rating system, and your was generally regarded as one of the most in...(Read more)
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 Added: Apr. 26, 2014

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 Added: Apr. 26, 2014
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