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Prudy Pingleton (Character)
from Hairspray (1988)

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Hairspray -- It's Baltimore, 1962, and a rebellious "pleasantly plump" teenager attempts to be one of the featured stars on a popular dance show
and win the coveted "Miss Auto Show" crown.

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Prudy is a racist, religious woman. She tries to prevent Penny from enjoying culture of the 60s... See more »
Alternate Names:
Prudence Pingleton


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  1. Hairspray (2007) Played by Allison Janney

  2. Hairspray (1988) Played by Joann Havrilla (as Prudence Pingleton)

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From Hairspray (2007)
Prudy Pingleton: Get the jump rope, Penny.
Penny Pingleton: [runs out of the room] Mom, not the jump rope!
Prudy Pingleton: [to Tracy] Don't you touch my canned tuna!
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