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 Richard F. Poncher

Richard F. Poncher

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 Aug 1986 (aged 81)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Corridor of Memories (right above Marilyn Monroe)
Memorial ID 5105 · View Source
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American Folk Figure. There is a persistent, though never proven, story that he was so enamored of Marilyn Monroe that he went to great lengths to secure the crypt above hers. After his own death, the story continues, Poncher's close friends waited for everyone else to leave, then turned the body upside down before the crypt was sealed--leaving Poncher face down "on top of" Marilyn for eternity. William Poundstone, in his book "Biggest Secrets," tells the story and adds that he was unable to come up with any information proving or disproving it. The inscription on Poncher's crypt reads, "To the man who gave us everything and more. You're one in a million, 'Freddie.'"


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  • Added: 12 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard F. Poncher (25 Apr 1905–30 Aug 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5105, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .