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.
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)
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
Academy Awards: West Side Story, 1961
Emmy Awards: The Muppet Show, 1977; The Rockford Files, 1978
Grammy Awards: The Electric Company, 1972
Tony Awards: The Ritz, 1975
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
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