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Jan Miner (October 15, 1917 – February 15, 2004) was an American actress best known for her iconic role as the manicurist Madge in a 27-year series of television commercials for Palmolive dish-washing detergent, from the early 1960s until the late 1990s. Wikipedia

Age: 86 (age at death)
Born: 15th October, 1917, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 15th February, 2004, Bethel, Connecticut, USA
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Manicurist Madge for Palmolive dish detergent

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"I`d dip my hands in Palmolive the rest of my life," (reflecting on her past experience in Palmolive commercials gave her the ability to pick and choose her theater roles)


She became a TV icon to generations of viewers as Madge, the wisecracking manicurist for Palmolive Dishwashing Detergent. She played this role for 27 years, one of the longest ongoing product endorsement relationships in TV history.


Co-starred as Mary Wesley on the syndicated radio show "Boston Blackie" (1945-1949).

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