Michael O'Donoghue, 54, one of the original writers for...


November 10, 1994

Michael O'Donoghue, 54, one of the original writers for TV's "Saturday Night Live," died Tuesday of a massive cerebral hemorrhage in New York. He wrote many of the irreverent late-night show's most memorable skits, including the "Wolverines" sketch that opened the first show with John Belushi. His writing for "Saturday Night Live" earned him Emmy Awards in 1976 and 1977.

Dr. Jules Masserman,89, former chairman of the American Psychiatric Association and the author of 18 books, died Sunday in Chicago. He was renowned for his research in biodynamic psychiatry, which showed that basic needs motivate all human and other animate activity.

Dr. James Winston Watts,90, a neurosurgeon who helped develop the frontal lobotomy of the brain to relieve severe pain and mental disorder, died of cancer Monday in Washington. He and a colleague, the late Dr. Walter Freeman, performed the first lobotomy -- in which the frontal lobes of the brain are removed -- in this country in 1936. By 1950, they had performed the procedure more than 1,000 times.

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