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Dean expresses condolences over Valenti's death
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- DNC chairman Howard Dean expressed his condolences over the death of Jack Valenti, a former Hollywood lobbyist and adviser to President Lyndon Johnson.

"Our hearts go out to Jack Valenti's family and friends as we mourn his loss," Dean said in a statement. "A fine public servant, advising Democratic leaders for decades, Jack served our country with honor, dignity and poise. Like the film that he loved so much, Jack was truly 'a man for all seasons.' We will all miss Jack."

Valenti was head of the Motion Picture Association of America for 38 years. He is best known for creating the ratings system for films. He died Thursday.

--CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich
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