5 April 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

When her plane arrived in Denver, flight attendant Kate Linder checked her messages and learned she was receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "I couldn't catch my breath," she remembers as if it had just happened, though four years have passed. "I started crying. Another flight attendant thought someone had died. Later, the captain came out and announced to the plane, 'Kate Linder, your purser, is receiving a star on the Walk of Fame.' Everyone applauded and cheered."Most people don't know Linder as an airplane attendant, but rather as comic relief Esther Valentine, Mrs. Chancellor's good hearted and exploitable maid, on CBS's daytime drama, "The Young & the Restless." On April 8, Linder will have appeared on the 39-year-old soap for 30 years. She continues to serve passengers in the skies.Linder takes the improbability of her dual career in stride. "I've thought about not flying anymore, »

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