Graves fell and suffered a head injury Tuesday morning at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after receiving an award for her career as chair of the MPAA ratings board. MPAA CEO Charles Rivkin had highlighted last year’s golden anniversary of the MPAA film ratings program, attributing much of its success to Graves, MPAA senior vice president and chairman of the classification and ratings administration.
After a tribute reel and her own remarks, Graves fell while walking down the steps to exit the Colosseum stage. The audience gasped audibly, and took a brief break from programming while medics attended to Graves. She insisted the program resume, with remarks from National Association of Theater Owners President and CEO John Fithian.