Jan Miner

Jan Miner, the theatre, film and TV actress whose best-known character shocked women in a fictional manicure shop on television, died Feb. 15, 2004, in a Bethel, Connecticut, health care facility, The New York Times reported. For than 20 years Ms. Miner played Madge the Manicurist in commercials for Palmolive dishwashing detergent, which was billed as being so mild that it could be used to soften cuticles in the fictional salon where Madge made her living.

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  • Born: Oct 15, 1917 in Boston, MA, USA
  • Death: Feb 16, 2004 in Bethel, CT, USA