Movie Ratings Master Jack Valenti Dead At 85

Credit: Variety

The former head of the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA), Jack Valenti died on Thursday at the age of 85.

On Wednesday, Valenti had checked out of John Hopkins University Medical Center where he had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. More details and exact cause of death are to come later.

Valenti became head of the MPAA way back in 1966 and stayed in that position until 2004 when he handed over control to Dan Glickman. A firm and strong force behind the way movies are rated today, Valenti will always be remembered as a great public speaker and huge part of everything related with the film industry.

Valenti is survived by his wife Margaret and three children Alexandra, John, and Courtenay.

Everyone here at Inside Pulse and Popcorn Junkies send our thoughts out to the entire Valenti family, and may Jack rest in peace.

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