Obituary: Jennifer ‘Miro’ Anderson of the Nuns

Jennifer Anderson, singer for punk band Nuns, dies: Aidin Vaziri | Jennifer R. Anderson, the svelte blond keyboardist and singer who performed under the name Jennifer Miro with the pioneering San Francisco punk band the Nuns, died Dec. 16 at Bellevue Hospital in New York. She was 54. The cause was complications from breast and liver cancer, a friend, Jill Lamar, said. Although the Nuns never achieved the same level of popularity, many in the early West Coast punk scene regarded the group as a potential rival to Blondie. “Jennifer was an exceptional talent,” said Edwin Heaven, the Nuns’ former manager. “She put together a band of punks, and she sat there like Marlene Dietrich. She had this tremendous stature. Her skin was whiter than white. And she could write these pop songs that went well with these two-chord punk anthems.”
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