News: Actor, singer and author Russell Arms, 92, of Hamilton, Ill., died Monday at his home.
Arms began his career on radio, moving up to minor screen roles during World War II as a contract player with Warner Brothers and later as a freelance performer, mostly in Westerns.
He was well-known for his 1957 hit single, “Cinco Robles (Five Oaks),” which entered the charts on Jan. 12, 1957, and stayed for 15 weeks, peaking at No. 22. He also released an album “Where Can A Wanderer Go” in 1957.
From 1952 to 1957, Arms was best known as a vocalist on “Your Hit Parade,” an NBC television series that reviewed the popular songs of the day and on which a regular cast of vocalists would perform the top seven songs of the week.