Amador Bendayan [ben-dah-IAN] was a Venezuelan actor and entertainer.
The son of Moroccan Jewish immigrants, Bendayan was born in Villa de Cura, Aragua, and was raised and educated in Caracas. He started his career in radio in 1937 as an announcer and comedian.
Bendayan gained a huge popularity for his comedies El Bachiller y Bartolo (1949-59) and La Bodega de la Esquina (1950-1960), and when it went from radio to television, his popularity and his audience continued to grow. He also appeared in several movies in Mexico and Venezuela from 1947 through 1971 and worked in The Amador News, a satirical TV-news parody, in the mid-1960s.
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