- Category : 1904-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (12,35,44)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 1
Mexican character actor of Yaqui Indian heritage who appeared in US and Mexican films in the 1930s to 1940s. During that time, he worked in over 175 Mexican films. Bedoya is best remembered as "Gold Hat", the bandit leader who declares "I don't have to show you any stinking badges" in John Huston's 1948 adventure film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
He had a nomadic childhood upbringing in Mexico, travelling throughout the country with his parents and 19 siblings. At 14, he emigrated to the United States and was educated in Houston, Texas. He ran away from school and worked as a railroad section worker, dishwasher, waiter, and cotton picker.
Bedoya married Gertrude Elizabeth Larky Karas on 8 March 1950 in Mexico City.
Bedoya completed filming The Big Country in November 1957 in California, and returned to Mexico City on 8 December. Eight days later, after a night of partying with a manicurist, Bedoya died of a heart attack in a Mexico City motel room. He was 53.