Bedoya, Alfonso

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Bedoya, Alfonso Gender: M
Benito Alfonso Bedoya y Díaz de Guzmán
born on 16 April 1904 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Mexico City, Mexico, 19n24, 99w09
Timezone LMT m99w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 26°25' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°26 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 26°50'

Alfonso Bedoya (with Dona Drake, in "Fortunes of Captain Blood," 1950)


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 8 March 1950 (Gertrude Elizabeth Larky Karas)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Distrito Federal México archives. Wikipedia gives birth place as Vicam, Sonora, in error.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Heart attack)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film)