At home with Russ and Dee Fine

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No one with sense would have put money on Russ and Dee Fine’s marriage lasting.

That’s what Dee says, anyway.

After all, they’d only been on six dates over a few months before they got married in Illinois on Dec. 23, 1966. The wedding itself was a surprise. They had planned to simply pick up a marriage license from a neighboring county’s courthouse that day.

After realizing the license couldn’t be used in their home county, they decided to tie the knot then and there – Dee, who was on a break from work, in a red suit, and Russ in a flannel shirt and jeans.

On Dec. 23, the Fines will celebrate 47 years of marriage. Those almost five decades saw more adventures than most see in a lifetime.

Once the hosts of Birmingham’s top-ranked morning radio show, the Fines also hosted a television show, campaigned for – or against – causes they were passionate about and even had a made-for-TV movie made about them.

To read more about Russ and Dee Fine’s Greystone home, pick up the December issue of Shelby Living. Find your copy here.