Deaths of note from around the world:
Richard Collins, 98: A blacklisted screenwriter who later named names to Communist hunters during the McCarthy era. Collins was one of 19 writers and directors called by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 in a probe of supposed Communist subversion in Hollywood. He went on to write and produce such shows as “Bonanza" and “Matlock." Died Thursday in Ventura, Calif.
William Watts Biggers, 85: The co-creator of the cartoon “Underdog," the mild-mannered shoeshine boy who turned into a caped superhero to rescue his girlfriend. Went on to become vice president of promotion and creative services at NBC. Died Sunday in Plymouth, Mass.