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Variety Obituary Recounts Estrada's “Second Career”

— by on December 22nd, 2015

Jorge E. Estrada ’69, a former trustee of Washington and Lee University and celebrated producer of cinema in Argentina, died Dec. 9 at age 68. Variety, the entertainment industry newspaper, has reviewed Estrada’s international professional accomplishments in an obituary

 
After graduating from W&L with a bachelor of science degree as an independent major in geophysics, Estrada attended MIT for graduate studies in seismology. He taught geophysics in Colombia at the National University in Medellin, then worked for several oil exploration firms before launching a second career as a film producer.
 
He is survived by his wife, Nancy O’Toole, and five children: Annie ‘04, Carolina ‘05, Juan ‘06, Estefania and Javier.