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. In 2018, songwriter Robert Lopez because the first person in history to double EGOT, and John Legend became the second youngest EGOT winner.
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.
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Academy Awards: It Might as Well Be Spring,1945
Emmy Awards: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years, 1962
Grammy Awards: The Sound of Music, 1960; No Strings, 1962
Tony Awards: (3) South Pacific; 1950; The King and I, 1952; The Sound of Music, 1960; No Strings, 1962
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- Age: Dec. at 77 (1902-1979)
- Gender: Male
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Academy Awards: Beginners, 2011
Emmy Awards: Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers, 1977; Madeline, 1994
Grammy Awards: Grammy Hall of Fame Award "The Sound of Music", 1998
Tony Awards: Cyrano, 1974; Barrymore, 1977
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- Age: 90
- Gender: Male
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Academy Awards: Funny Girl, 1968; Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born), 1977
Emmy Awards: My Name is Barbra, 1965; (2) Barbra Streisand: The Concert, 1995; Timeless: Live in Concert, 2001
Grammy Awards: (2) The Barbra Streisand Album, 1963; People, 1964; My Name Is Barbra, 1965; (2) Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born), 1977; Guilty, 1980; The Broadway Album, 1986
Tony Awards: Special Tony Award: Star of the Decade, 1970
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- Age: 78
- Gender: Female
Academy Awards: You Must Love Me, 1996
Emmy Awards: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, 2018
Grammy Awards: Evita, 1980; Cats, 1983; Requiem, 1986; Grammy Legend Award, 1990
Tony Awards: Evita, 1980; Cats, 1983; The Phantom of the Opera, 1988; Sunset Boulevard, 1995; Lifetime Achievement in Theatre, 2018
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- Age: 72
- Gender: Male