April 11, 2008By Devin Owens Posted: Apr 11, 2008
That Kate Linder sure knows how to put out a spread. Daytime's favorite domestic (she has played Katherine Chancellor's maid Esther for over 25 years on Y&R) was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame (just a very short jaunt from the equally well-known Chinese Theater, home to the footprints of showbiz legends). After the ceremony to unveil her star, Kate then invited 500 guests (me included!) for a sit-down luncheon across the street at the Roosevelt Hotel (former playground of such luminaries as Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe). There were beautifully appointed tables (with gorgeous centerpieces) and at each place setting, there was a gift to take home — a paperweight that was a replica of Kate's newly christened star. We then gorged on wedge salads, grilled salmon, mashed potatoes and roasted veggies, followed by a scoop of yummy ice cream with two freshly made sugar-and-cinnamon donuts. While we dined, a nearby harpist serenaded us with show tunes as well as Y&R's theme song. Kate was downright teary eyed as she thanked everyone for coming, and I can personally attest that a good time was had by all!