Jenny Logan

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Jenny Logan (born 1942) is an English actress, trained dancer and singer. Though she played WPC Sally Reed in the TV series Dixon of Dock Green between 1968 and 1969, she is most familiar from her appearances as the woman in the television commercial for the carpet freshener Shake n' Vac, which was shot in 1979, and ran from 1980 to 1989.

The advert featured Jenny Logan dancing around a typical British living room in high heels, shaking the powder onto the carpet and vacuuming it up, while singing a musical jingle. The main lyric is "do the Shake n' Vac, and put the freshness back". In 2005, ITV named it one of their best ever commercials as part of their 50th birthday celebrations.

At the time this advert was being made Logan was in a leading role at the London West End's Cambridge Theatre in the first British production of Chicago as Velma Kelly.

Logan continued to work in the theatre both in the West End and in national tours. Stepping Out, Cowardy Custard, Irene, Annie and Barry Manilows' Copacabana at The Prince of Wales and a subsequent production in Denmark (directed by Craig Revel-Horwood). She also appeared as a black leather clad policewoman in a comic serial during a run of The Two Ronnies ("The Worm That Turned").

Other TV acting credits include Edna, the Inebriate Woman, Pennies From Heaven as Irene, the friend of Joan (Gemma Craven), Lovejoy, Never the Twain, Park Ranger, London's Burning and the John Sullivan comedy Roger Roger. She also had small roles in the films The Raging Moon (1971) and Parting Shots (1999).

In 2009 she was in the touring show Cabaret, playing Fraulein Schneider. In 2009, she appeared on The Justin Lee Collins Show, as a blast from the past. In 2010 Logan was involved with the 30th anniversary celebrations since the original "Shake n' Vac" advertisement was first shown nationally.

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