The Second Mrs. Burton radio show (1946-1960, United States)

Episode time

30 minutes


Language

English



The Second Mrs. Burton 1946 reviewThe Second Mrs. Burton radio show


The Second Mrs. Burton told the story of Terry Burton, housewife living with her husband Stan in one of the small towns in America. Their life is just like any other people, perhaps with one little exception - Stan’s mother lives nearby and constantly interferes with their lives. While Stan is used to his domineering mother for Terry the things are different - she finds her mother-in-law hard to live with and that’s how she feels, that she is the second Mrs. Burton, after her mother-in-law. Luckily she has neighbour Mrs. Miller, who can give her advices how to deal with the situation, and with time Stan’s sister, Marcia showed up with her boyfriend Lew, which drew some attention of Mother Burton to her other child.

The Second Mrs. Burton premiered nationwide in 1946 and ran until 1960 when radio networks decided to cancel all remaining soap operas since television shows took over the audience. The show used talents of Ethel Owen (later most recognizable as Mrs. Gibson in Jackie Gleason show The Honeymooners), Teri Keane and Sharon Douglas.







Creators of The Second Mrs. Burton


Martha Alexander radio shows

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John M. Young radio shows

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Hector Chevigny radio shows

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Joanna Johnston radio shows

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Cast of The Second Mrs. Burton


Sharon Douglas radio shows

as Terry Burton

Claire Niesen radio shows

as Terry Burton

Patsy Campbell radio shows

as Terry Burton

Teri Keane radio shows

as Terry Burton

Ethel Owen radio shows

as Mother Burton

Dwight Weist radio shows

as Stan Burton

Alice Frost radio shows

as Marcia Burton

Arline Blackburn radio shows

as Marcia Burton

Larry Haines radio shows

as Lew

Doris Rich radio shows

as Mrs. Miller



old time radio shows