Birth Date: October 15, 1917
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death: February 15, 2004 / Age: 86
Location of Death: Bethel, Connecticut, USA
Cause of Death: natural causes
Biography: Jan Miner (October 15, 1917, Boston, Massachusetts - February 15, 2004, Bethel, Connecticut) was an American actress who became an icon to TV viewers as Madge, the wisecracking manicurist in commercials for Palmolive Dishwashing Detergent. Miner played Madge for 27 years, and made the commercials in French, German, Danish and Italian.
She was married to actor Richard Merrell until his death in 1998, and often appeared with him on the stage. She died in Bethel, Connecticut of natural causes.