Former MPAA head dies

Jack Valenti, the former head of the Motion Picture Association of America, died yesterday, according to his friend Warren Cowen. Valenti was hospitalized in March after suffering a stroke. Three days ago, he was released from Johns Hopkins Hospital and returned to his home in Washington, D.C., where he passed away.

Valenti led the MPAA for 38 years, and was responsible for the movie ratings system (G, PG, etc.). He was 85.

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