Born/Date of Birth: November 2, 1947
Place of Birth: Pasadena, California, United States
Occupation: Actress, Flight attendant
Spouse: Ronald Linder (m. 1976–2017)
Education: San Francisco State University
Official Website: KateLinder.com
Kate Linder (born November 2, 1947) is an American actress, best known for her role as Esther Valentine on The Young and the Restless, which she has played since 1982.
Life and career
Linder was born in Pasadena, California, and graduated with a BA in theatre arts from San Francisco State University. During that time, she also began working as a flight attendant for Transamerica Airlines. After graduation, Linder found work on television, including roles on Archie Bunker's Place and Bay City Blues.
In 1982 she was cast as Esther Valentine on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. In addition to her work on television, Linder serves as a flight attendant for United Airlines. Linder has been starring on The Young and the Restless for 30 years and is also one of two Daytime Governors at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, who present the Emmys. Linder is also the national spokesperson for The ALS Association and is active with TV Cares, ATAS's AIDS fundraising and awareness organization, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and national spokesperson for March of Dimes Canada's Conductive Education Program.
For her contributions in television, Linder earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is the third actor to earn a star on the Walk of Fame solely on the merits of acting on a soap opera, after Jeanne Cooper and 2005 honoree Susan Lucci. In the 2000s, after 30 years in daytime, Linder made her film debut, starring in a number of independent productions such as Hysteria and Erased. On April 30, 2018, Kate Linder appeared in a 30 minute television interview talk show with Host Ken Boxer on "Ken Boxer Live," taped in Santa Barbara, California.
She was married to Dr. Ronald L. Linder until his death in 2017. She has three stepchildren from his first marriage, Jay, Jon, and Karyn.
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