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Jack Valenti 1921 | 2007

Jack Valenti, rear left, watches Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson take the presidential oath of office aboard Air Force One after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Valenti was a media aide to Johnson at the time. (Cecil Stoughton / AP)
As special assistant to President Johnson, Jack Valenti reviews a paper with the chief executive in 1964. (LAT)
As president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack Valenti commands an audience that includes actor Clint Eastwood, left, while testifying at a copyright hearing in 1982. (LAT)
Motion Picture Association President Jack Valenti in the Washington, D.C., offices of the Los Angeles Times in 1984. (LAT)
Actress Juliette Binoche and Jack Valenti address their motion picture peers at the 73rd annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, 2001. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP)
As head of the Motion Picture Association of America from 1966 to 2004, Jack Valenti had a front-row seat as the technological evolution of his industry moved at warp speed. In this interview in 2003, Valenti described how the film industry was fighting piracy by working with high-tech companies to develop a secure system for delivering movies over the Internet. (Jon Elswick / AP)
Jack Valenti, then the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, testifies at a hearing on intellectual property before the Senate Appropriations Committee in 2004. (Bloomberg News)
Jack Valenti poses outside the French Culture Ministry in 2004 after being awarded the nation’s Legion of Honor. (Francois Mori / AP)
Jack Valenti, left, arrives at Allen & Co.'s annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, with DreamWorks cofounder David Geffen, Allen & Co.'s Herb Allen, and DreamWorks cofounder Jeffrey Katzenberg. (Douglas C. Pizac / AP)
Valenti with his wife, Mary Margaret, in December 2006. (Karen Ballard / For The Times)
Jack Valenti addresses the MPAA’s “Business of Show Business” dinner in February. (Nancy Ostertag / Getty Images)
Jack Valenti, center, at a February reception in his honor, with actor Kirk Douglas and American Film Institute director Jean Picker Firstenberg. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Former MPAA head Jack Valenti poses with a bust unveiled in February as part of the permanent collection at the American Film Institute campus in Hollywood. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)