Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jaime Escalante, R. I. P.

'Stand and Deliver' teacher dies of cancer - "Jaime Escalante, the math teacher portrayed in the 1988 film 'Stand and Deliver,' died Tuesday after a battle with cancer, according to the actor who played him.

Escalante, 79, was surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren when he died at his home in Roseville, California, said Edward James Olmos.

Olmos visited Escalante's bedside Monday night, he said."

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