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NIAF, AFI to honor Jack Valenti

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The National Italian American Foundation and the American Film Institute will honor Jack Valenti Thursday with a sculpture as part of the permanent collection in the Louis B. Mayer library at the AFI campus in Hollywood.

Kirk Douglas will unveil the bronze bust of Valenti, the former chair and CEO of the MPAA. Valenti received the NIAF’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Public Service in1999.

Valenti’s successor Dan Glickman will be on hand.

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