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List of Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album winners from every year the award has been given out. All Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album award are listed along with photos for every Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album winners of all time. Anybody who won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, so most of the famous Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. Use this fact-based list to build your own just like it that fits your opinions of where everything should be ranked. This list contains items like Robert O'Keefe and Charles Laughton. (91 items)

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Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Al Franken Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, writer, producer, author, and politician who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well ...more

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Art Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Art Linkletter Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and ...more

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the ...more

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Beau Bridges is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Beau Bridges Lloyd Vernet "Beau" Bridges III is an American actor and director. He is a three-time Emmy-, two-time Golden Globe- and one-time Grammy Award winner. He is also a two-time Screen ...more

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Ben Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Ben Kingsley Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards. He is known for his starring role ...more

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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Betty White Betty White Ludden, known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, author, producer, radio host, singer, and television personality. In 2013, the Guinness World Records ...more

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Bill Clinton William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from ...more

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Blair Underwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Blair Underwood Blair Erwin Underwood is an American television, film, and stage actor and director. He played headstrong attorney Jonathan Rollins on the NBC legal drama L.A. Law for seven years. He has ...more

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Bruce Botnick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Bruce Botnick Bruce Botnick is an American audio engineer and record producer, best known for his work with The Doors, and with Love. He engineered Love's first two albums, and co-produced their third album, ...more

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Carl Perkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Carl Perkins Carl Lee Perkins was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning in 1954. His best-known song is "Blue Suede Shoes". ...more

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Carl Sandburg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Carl Sandburg Carl August Sandburg was an American poet, writer, and editor who won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was ...more

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Charles B. Potter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Charles B. Potter Charles B. Potter is a record producer.

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Charles de Montebello is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Charles de Montebello Charles de Montebello is a mixing engineer.

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Charles Kuralt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Charles Kuralt Charles Kuralt was an American journalist. He was most widely known for his long career with CBS, first for his "On the Road" segments on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and ...more

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Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Charles Laughton Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In ...more

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Chips Moman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Chips Moman Lincoln Wayne "Chips" Moman is an American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter. As a record producer, Moman is known for recording Elvis Presley, Bobby Womack, Carla Thomas, and ...more

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Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Christopher Reeve Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion picture ...more

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Cynthia Nixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Cynthia Nixon Cynthia Ellen Nixon is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City, the film Sex and the City and its sequel Sex and the City 2. She ...more

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Daniel Zitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Daniel Zitt Daniel Zitt is the director of Audio Production at Random House.

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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash was a singer-songwriter, actor, and author, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as ...more

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David Javerbaum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
David Javerbaum David Javerbaum is a 13-time Emmy-winning American comedy writer. As of 2015 he works as a producer for The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS and runs the popular Twitter account ...more

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Diane Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Diane Linkletter Diane Linkletter was the daughter and youngest child of popular American media personality Art Linkletter, and his wife Lois Foerster. She was 20 years old when she committed suicide in 1969.

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Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Dudley Moore Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the ...more

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Edward Albee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Edward Albee Edward Franklin Albee III is an American playwright who is known for works such as The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. His works are considered well-crafted, often ...more

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Edward R. Murrow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Edward R. Murrow Edward R. Murrow KBE was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in ...more

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Elisa Shokoff is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
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Everett Dirksen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Everett Dirksen Everett McKinley Dirksen was an American politician of the Republican Party. He represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. As Senate Minority Leader for a decade, ...more

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Garrison Keillor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Garrison Keillor Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor (born August 7, 1942) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality. He is best known as the creator of the Minnesota ...more

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George Burns is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
George Burns George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, award-winning actor and best-selling writer. George Burns was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned ...more

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Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Gilda Radner Gilda Susan Radner was an American comedian and actress. She was best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award ...more

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Goddard Lieberson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Goddard Lieberson Goddard Lieberson was the president of Columbia Records from 1956 to 1971, and again from 1973 to 1975. He became president of the Recording Industry Association of America in 1964. He was also ...more

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Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Helen Hayes Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve ...more

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Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Henry Fonda Henry Jaynes Fonda was TV producer and actor.

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Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Henry Rollins Henry Rollins is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. Rollins hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW. He ...more

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of ...more

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Jacob Bronstein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Jacob Bronstein Jacob Bronstein is a producer and director at Random House Audio.

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
James Earl Jones James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career of more than 60 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest ...more

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James Whitmore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
James Whitmore James Allen Whitmore, Jr. was an American film, theatre and television actor. He won a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.

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Janis Ian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Janis Ian Janis Ian is a singer-songwriter who was mostly active in the 1960s and 1970s; her most successful song "At Seventeen", was released as a single from her 1975 album Between the Lines ...more

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Jeffrey S. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
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Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, who is often known by his nickname of The Killer and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild ...more

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Jesse Jackson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Jesse Jackson Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. ...more

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Jimmy Carter James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was ...more

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John Gielgud is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
John Gielgud Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH, was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who ...more

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John McElroy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
John McElroy John McElroy is a record producer.

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John P. St. Denis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
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John Runnette is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Jon Stewart Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily ...more

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Josh Lieb is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Josh Lieb Josh Lieb is a television producer and screenwriter.

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Julie Harris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Winners List
Julie Harris Julia Ann "Julie" Harris was an American stage, screen, and television actress. She won five Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. ...more