R.C. (Richard "Charlie") Lucas, also known as Woo-Foo was born August 15, 1909. Lucas was a former Ringling Brother fire-eater who found success playing the African Prince "Woago", (and later Woo-Foo) in African Jungle Reviews with Conklin's Shows in Canada in the 1940's and early 1950's. Eventually Lucas graduated to crafting the shows himself and eventually managing them. Claiming to be from Cape Town, South Africa in early press clips, it appears as though Lucas was actually born in South Carolina.