The Second Mrs. Burton

The Second Mrs. Burton

Dwight Weist

Born on January 16, 1910 in Palo Alto, California

Died on July 16, 1991 in Block Island, Rhode Island of a heart attack


CBA, 1946-1960

A 15-minute serial drama, (Soap Opera) that was an outgrowth of an earlier regional program called "Second Wife," this was the story of Terry Burton and her husband Stan. They lived in a small town with Stan's domineering mother, who was the "First Mrs. Burton." Terry was played by Sharon Douglas, Claire Niesen, Patsy Campbell and Teri Keane. Stan was played by Dwight Weist for  the entire run, and Stan's mother was played by Evelyn Varden and Ethel Owen. The announcers were Harry Clark and Hugh James. Music was by organists Chet Kingsbury and Richard Leibert. The show ended on November 25, 1960, the same day that five other soaps were cancelled by CBS.