Joan Pringle (born June 2, 1945) is an American former actress. Pringle is perhaps known for her roles on General Hospital (1963), The White Shadow (1978), and Original Sin (2001). One of Pringle's best known roles was portraying vice principal Sybil Buchanan in the TV series The White Shadow. During the third and final season her character was promoted to principal.
(m. 1980; died 1991)
Vernon L. Bolling
Pringle also appeared in many TV shows, including The Waltons, That's My Mama (1974), The Bionic Woman (1977), and Kojak. Pringle starred as Ruth Marshall in the daytime drama Generations from 1989-1991 for NBC. Recent guest roles from film and television include Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls and on Girlfriends as Carol Hart. She also guest appeared in an episode of season one of Friends as Dr. Oberman in "The One with the Sonogram at the End". She also was a star in the movie J.D.'s Revenge. Pringle also had a recurring role as Flex's mother on the sitcom One on One.
Pringle has been married twice and has two children. Her first marriage was to actor Theodore "Teddy" Wilson from 1980 until his death in 1991. Together, Pringle and Wilson had two children; Robert (b. 1980) and Nicole. Pringle later married Vernon L. Bolling in 1998.