Jaime Escalante

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: Bolivian-born math teacher who transformed a tough East Los Angeles high school and inspired the 1988 movie Stand & Deliver, in which he was played by actor Edward James Olmos and whose motivated struggling students at Garfield High School to excel the advanced math and science as the school had more advanced placement calculus students than all but four other public high schools in the U.S.

 

 

Cause of Death: Bladder cancer

 

Born: December 31, 1930

 

Died: March 30, 2010

 

Location: Sacramento, California