Jan Miner

Jan Miner

Performer

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

Roles (13)

Heartbreak House Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1983 Heartbreak House (1983)
Opened Dec 7, 1983
  • as Nurse Guinness (Original)
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Watch on the Rhine Playbill - Jan 1980 Watch on the Rhine (1980)
Opened Jan 3, 1980
  • as Fanny Farrelly (Original)
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Romeo and Juliet Playbill - March 1977 Romeo and Juliet (1977)
Opened Mar 17, 1977
  • as Nurse to Juliet (Original)
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The Heiress Playbill - May 1976 The Heiress (1976)
Opened Apr 20, 1976
  • as Lavinia Penniman (Original)
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Saturday Sunday Monday Playbill - Nov 1974 Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1974)
Opened Nov 21, 1974
  • as Aunt Meme (Original)
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The Women Playbill - April 1973 The Women (1973)
Opened Apr 25, 1973
  • as Countess de Lage (Original)
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Butterflies Are Free Playbill - Nov 1969 Butterflies Are Free (1969)
Opened Oct 21, 1969
  • as Mrs. Baker (Understudy - Original)
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The Lady of the Camellias Playbill - March 1963 The Lady of the Camellias (1963)
Opened Mar 20, 1963
  • as Prudence (Original)
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The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore Playbill - Jan 1963 The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1963)
Opened Jan 16, 1963
  • as Vera Ridgeway Condotti (Understudy - Original)
  • as Flora Goforth (Understudy - Original)
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