Eddie Constantine (born Israël Constantine; October 29, 1913 – February 25, 1993) was an American actor and singer who spent his career working in Europe.

He became well known for a series of French B movies in which he played secret agent Lemmy Caution and is may be best remembered for his role in Jean-Luc Godard's philosophical science fiction film Alphaville (1965).

Constantine also appeared in films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (as himself in Beware of a Holy Whore 1971), Lars von Trier, and Mika Kaurismäki. He continued reprising the role of Lemmy Caution well into his 70s; his final appearance as the character was in Jean-Luc Godard's Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991).

Birth and Death Data: Born October 29, 1913 (Los Angeles), Died February 25, 1993 (Wiesbaden)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D4AB-0028 10-in. 2/1/1944 Mairzy doats (Mares eat oats and does eat oats) Four King Sisters Female vocal quartet, with male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Signature SRC 952 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 If I could love only you Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 953 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 Am I a fool Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 954 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 Lonesome lane Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 955 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 By a campfire Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 956 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 After the ball Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 957 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 Rio nights Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 958 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 You're too dangerous cherie Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 959 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 If yesterday Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 972 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 Maybe it will turn to love Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 973 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 Be glad Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 974 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 Comme ci, comme ca Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 975 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 No orchids for my lady Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 976 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 The loveliest time for loving Eddie Constantine vocalist  
Signature SRC 977 10-in. approximately 1946-1949 Boulevard of dreams Eddie Constantine vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Constantine, Eddie," accessed January 16, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309562.

Constantine, Eddie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309562.

"Constantine, Eddie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 16 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309562

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