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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a segment from The 10 O'Clock News on WBBM Channel 2 featuring Bob Sirott reporting - regarding the revealing of the late Wally Phillip's eight year mystery name, kept in a locked black box (or safe, really) that he used as a way to test psychic's abilities. No one ever guessed it to win the cash prize. He finally revealed the name on his WGN 720 AM radio show - it was actress Jean Rogers, who played Dale Arden on the old Flash Gordon serials.

Also features Bill Kurtis and an introduction to the story by Walter Jacobson.

According to FuzzyMemories.TV forum member ChitownTVFan, that $4000 jackpot was donated to the needy fund.

Both FuzzyMemories.TV forum members Don Weiss and Erick L Rosales (ER3017 in the forums) mentioned that Jean Rogers passed away exactly nine years later, on February 24, 1991.

This aired on February 24, 1982.

WBBM Channel 2 - The 10 O'Clock News - "Wally Phillips' Mystery" (1982)

Here's a segment from The 10 O'Clock News on WBBM Channel 2 featuring Bob Sirott reporting - regarding the revealing of Wally Phillip's eight year mystery name, kept in a locked black box (or safe, really) that he used as a way to test psychic's abilities. No one ever guessed it to win the cash prize. He finally revealed the name on his WGN radio show - it was actress Jean Rogers, who played Dale Arden on the old Flash Gordon serials.

Also features Bill Kurtis and an introduction to the story by Walter Jacobson.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, February 24th 1982 between 10:41pm and 10:46pm.

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And that jackpot money donated to the needy fund was a generous thing.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Monday, May 31st 2010 at 7:50pm.

Listen closely at 3:57... Walter asks a question that sounds like he paid no attention to the story or the intro he read: "So hers was the name in the box and nobody did guess it?"
Comment posted by T.K. on Wednesday, June 2nd 2010 at 8:05pm.

Ironically, Jean Rogers passed away exactly nine years later, on Feb. 24, 1991.
Comment posted by Don Weiss on Friday, February 24th 2012 at 9:29pm.

which on this day she died
Comment posted by ER3017 on Monday, February 24th 2014 at 7:26am.

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