Op-Ed: Kate Linder is Emmy-worthy for her acting in ‘The Young and The Restless’

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Kate Linder
Kate Linder. Photo Credit: Ed McGowan, Plain Joe Studios

Acclaimed actress Kate Linder is a vet in the soap opera world. She is Emmy-worthy for her acting in “The Young and The Restless” last year.

She has played the role of Esther Valentine since April 6, 1982, and she has developed a loyal fan following ever since. Last year, she killed it with her powerful scenes in “The Young and The Restless.” She deserves to be an Emmy nominee for “Outstanding Supporting Actress” for her extraordinary and versatile acting work as Esther.

She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but to this day, one of the most surprising facts about her is that she has yet to earn a Daytime Emmy nomination, something she is long overdue in her illustrious acting career. Linder is so skilled to the point where she makes daytime acting seem easy and effortless. She deserves to be a contender this year because her acting work in “The Young and The Restless” has been transcendent and resonant.

Linder knows how to steal every scene she is in on the show. Each time one sees Kate Linder on their TV screen is like watching the classic film “All About Eve” all over again, and Linder is our Thelma Ritter.