Penny DeHaven

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Penny DeHaven
Birth name Charlotte DeHaven
Also known as Penny Starr
Born (1948-05-17)May 17, 1948
Origin Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
Died February 23, 2014(2014-02-23) (aged 65)
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 1967–2014
Labels United Artists, Mainstreet, Elektra, Imperial
Associated acts Del Reeves

Penny DeHaven (May 17, 1948 – February 23, 2014) was an American country and gospel music singer and actress.

Born Charlotte DeHaven in 1948 at Winchester, Virginia,[1] she was best known for a series of Top 40 country hits in the early 1970s. Her biggest hit was "Land Mark Tavern", a duet with Del Reeves in 1970. As an actress, she made two guest appearances on the long-running CBS-TV/syndicated TV show Hee Haw in 1972-73. She also appeared in the movies Traveling Light, Country Music Story, 1973 horror movie Valley of Blood, and the 1974 short-lived TV series Funny Farm.

DeHaven died from cancer on February 23, 2014, at the age of 65.[2]



Year Album Label
1972 Penny DeHaven United Artists
1984 Penny DeHaven Mainstreet


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1967 "A Grain of Salt" (as Penny Starr) 69 singles only
1968 "Big City Men"
"Kid Games and Nursery Rhymes"
"I Am the Woman"
1969 "You're Never Gonna See My Face Again"
"Mama Lou" 34
"Down in the Boondocks" 37 8
1970 "I Feel Fine" 59
"Land Mark Tavern" (with Del Reeves) 20 24
"Awful Lotta Lovin'" 69 Penny DeHaven (1972)
1971 "The First Love" 46
"Don't Change on Me" 42
"Another Day of Loving" 61
1972 "Crying in the Rain" (with Del Reeves) 54 single only
"Gone" Penny DeHaven (1972)
1973 "The Lovin' of Your Life" 96 singles only
"I'll Be Doggone" 67
1974 "Play with Me" 93
"I'll Never Stop"
1976 "(The Great American) Classic Cowboy" 83
1980 "Bayou Lullaby"
1982 "We Made Memories" (with Boxcar Willie) 77 Last Train to Heaven (Boxcar Willie album)
1983 "Only the Names Have Been Changed" 74 Penny DeHaven (1984)
1984 "Friendly Game of Hearts" 78
"Yes, I Do"


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Penny DeHaven biography". Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Oermann, Robert K. (February 25, 2014). "[Updated] Lifenotes: Penny DeHaven Passes". MusicRow. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 

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