Kate Linder Bio

(Esther, Y&R)

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BIRTHDATE: November 2
YEARS ON SHOW: April 1982-present
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Ronald Linder, a health care administrator/addiction specialist since February 14, 1976

Kate Linder first joined Y&R as a nameless day player in 1982. However, she kept getting invited back and the audience soon fell in love with the wacky maid she played, who co-star Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) had named "Esther."

Linder, a Pasadena, CA native, started dancing when she was 3 1/2. Her interest in acting began in high school, where she participated in several productions, including Three Penny Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Her first line on Y&R was "Dinner is served."
  2. Esther also happens to be the name of Linder's grandmother, which co-star Cooper didn't know when she named the character.
  3. In 1991, Linder was held at knifepoint in her own home by a burglar.
  4. Linder is the celebrity spokesperson for the ALS Association.
  5. She is 5' 4".
stories featuring
Kate Linder
Maid To Order   Mar 13, 2013

As part of Y&R's 40th anniversary, Kate Linder (Esther), who has been playing...

Tea Toddlers   Sep 20, 2010

Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R)...

Kiss Me, Kate!   Jan 27, 2006

Valentines are lucky for Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R). Not only has she been playing Katherine's wacky maid, Esther...

On The Web: Keeping Up With Kate   Jun 17, 2003

Kate Linder's (Esther, Y&R) new Web site offers everything from news to jewels, and this is just the beginning...

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Other Roles

TV Roles
BAY CITY BLUES (1983)
ARCHIE BUNKER'S PLACE (1979)

Film Roles
Cotillion '65 (2000)
One Good Cop (Social Worker, 1991)

Theater Roles
Bee-Luther-Hatchee (1999)


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