October 3, 1936
|Died||October 30, 2017(aged 81)|
Ricardo Roucau (3 October 1936 – 30 October 2017) was a magician commonly known as Fantasio. Roucau previously performed as Ricardo and then as Larry, before being warned in 1961 by John Scarne that the name would not work for a magician trying to make it in America. He also performed with his wife as 'Larry and Daisy'. Roucau adopted the name Fantasio after noticing it on a box of playing cards. Roucau was a prolific inventor, and Mike Caveney believes that Fantasio's appearing and disappearing props were at one point the most popular magic props in the world.
- Magic with Canes and Candles (1970)
- My Canes and Candles (1990)
- Willmarth, Phil, ed. (June 1996). "Fantasio: Master Magician and Inventor". The Linking Ring. Vol. 76 no. 6. pp. 55–57.
- Ibañez, Maria (December 2017). Kaufman, Richard (ed.). "In Memoriam Fantasio". Genii. Vol. 80 no. 12. p. 11.
- Caveney, Mike (September 2014). Allen, Stan (ed.). "Classic Correspondence from Egyptian Hall Museum". MAGIC. Vol. 24 no. 1. p. 15.
- DelVecchio, Rick (May 2010). "Ring 45 (Miami, Florida) 2010 Installation and Awards Banquet". The Linking Ring. Vol. 90 no. 5. pp. 32–33.
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