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It’s an achievement very few people have managed: snagging the coveted EGOT. Also known as an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. The amazing entertainment fete takes true talent, as the EGOT winners on this list prove.

Taking home just one award might be the best moment of someone’s career, but taking home all four of entertainment’s biggest prizes gives these professionals legendary status. No wonder 30 Rock’s Tracy Jordan bought himself a bling-ed out EGOT necklace on his (fictional) road to the top.

Who is the most famous EGOT winner? Big screen superstars Audrey Hepburn and Barbra Streisand should be at the top of any list. Then there’s the goddess Liza Minnelli. She won an Oscar for Cabaret, an Emmy Award for Liza with a ‘Z’. A Concert for Television, Tony Awards for Flora the Red Menace, The Act and Liza's at The Palace...!, and a Special Grammy Legend Award. Not to be outdone by the ladies, Mel Brooks, Christopher Plummer and Harry Belafonte are also well known stars who have EGOTs.

Actors aren’t the only ones who have won all four awards. Plenty of composers, producers, and songwriters made the list as of EGOT winners as well. Who is the most surprising EGOT winner? (Ahem, Whoopi Goldberg?!) Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 17 People Who Have EGOT Awards
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Whoopi Goldberg


Actress, Comedian
 
Academy Awards:
"Ghost" 1990
Emmy Awards: "Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel" 2002, "The View" 2009
Grammy Awards: "Whoopi Goldberg: Original Broadway Show Recording" 1985
Tony Awards: "Thoroughly Modern Millie" 2002

Age: 61

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Credits: The View (1997) Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) The 74th Annual Academy Awards The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) The 71st Annual Academy Awards The 71st Annual Academy Awards

Also Ranked

#67 on The Best Living American Actresses

#25 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#9 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#32 on The Best African American Actors in Film

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 17 People Who Have EGOT Awards
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Actor
 
Academy Awards:
Academy Honorary Award 2011
Emmy Awards: Gabriel's Fire, 1991; Heat Wave, 1991; Summer's End, 2000
Grammy Awards:
Great American Documents, 1977
Tony Awards: The Great White Hope, 1969; Fences, 1987

Age: 86

Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States of America

Credits: The Lion King, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Conan the Barbarian

Also Ranked

#28 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#5 on The Best Actors to Start Their Careers on Soaps

#72 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#43 on The Best Living American Actors

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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 17 People Who Have EGOT Awards
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Mel Brooks


Director, Screenwriter, Comedian, Actor, Producer, Composer and Songwriter
 
Academy Awards:
The Producers, 1968
Emmy Awards: The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special, 1967; Mad About You, 1997, 1998 & 1999
Grammy Awards: The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year, 2000, 1998; Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks, 2002; The Producers, 2002
Tony Awards: (3) The Producers, 2001

Age: 90

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Credits: The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, History of the World: Part I

Also Ranked

#20 on The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars

#13 on The Funniest People of All Time

#43 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#32 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 17 People Who Have EGOT Awards
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Actress
 
Academy Awards:
Roman Holiday, 1953
Emmy Awards: Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn, 1993
Grammy Awards: Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales, 1994
Tony Awards: Ondine, 1954

Age: Died at 64 (1929-1993)

Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium

Credits: Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, Charade

Also Ranked

#3 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#11 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#55 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#92 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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