Kate was born in Pasadena, California on November 2, 1952. She has a younger brother, Randy. She began dance at the early age of 3 but did not pursue acting until high school, where she appeared in several plays and musicals. Kate attended San Francisco State University and majored in theatre. She got a part time job as a flight attendant for a charter airline. She met her husband Ronald at the University where he was a professor. They married on Valentine's Day in 1976 and they settled in Los Angeles. Esther landed several television roles and also starred in a short film. She is best known, however, for her role as Esther Valentine on "The Young and the Restless". She got the role back in 1982 and delivered her first line: "Dinner is served". She was asked back the next day, and has been with the show ever since.
Esther is active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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