head of MPAA
Died: April 26, 2007
Best Known as: Aide to President Lyndon Johnson and head of MPAA
Head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) from
1966-2004, who concieved of the voluntary film rating-system in Hollywood.
He lobbied Congress for piracy protection and advocated free expression in
film-making. Valenti was a close confidant to Lyndon Johnson and served as
his aide in the White House.
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