William Tusher, 77, a reporter for the entertainment trade newspaper Daily Variety and prior to that editor and writer for the Hollywood Reporter. He came to Los Angeles in 1946 after working as a reporter for the New York Daily News and wrote about films as a free-lancer for several publications before joining the Reporter. He began a series of radio interviews from Frank Sinatra's former restaurant, the Villa Capri, above Sunset Boulevard. Called "Live From the Villa Capri," the program's first guest was Sinatra. The show ran from 1960 to 1962. A funeral service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday at Reardon Mortuary in Simi Valley. On Wednesday in Woodland Hills of heart failure.