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Evelyn Anderson, 94, of Wadena and great granddaughter Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, 4, celebrate their birthdays together in Evelyn's Wadena home earlier this month. Aubrey visited from Los Angeles, where she plays the character Lily in the ABC television hit sitcom "Modern Family".

'Modern Family' star has ties to Wadena

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If anyone had asked Harold Anderson if anyone from his family would go into show business, he would have said no way.

But when the Baxter man found out his granddaughter was going to become a TV star, he was ecstatic.


"Television isn't something anyone would have dreamed of," he said.

Anderson's granddaughter is 4-year-old Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, who plays the character Lily on ABC's "Modern Family".

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