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Who Has an EGOT?

by Sharon Knolle, posted Dec 4th 2009 12:00PM
The question was once raised on '30 Rock,' so we've just got to know, who has scored that amazing feat of winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award, a.k.a., the rare and elusive Egot?

The Academy Award wins, you probably know (check out Moviefone's list of 2011 Oscar Nominees). The Emmy wins might surprise you (did they really give out Emmys for 'The Muppet Show?') As for the Grammys, well, let's just say 'Spoken Word' has gotten a lot of actors in the door on that one. Being a prolific bunch, there's also a Dame, a Knight and, between them, more awards and honors than you can shake a heavy statuette at.

Here now is the list of EGOT winners, in chronological order:

1. Richard Rodgers (composer): Oscar ('It Might as Well be Spring' from 'State Fair,' 1945); Tony ('South Pacific,' 1950); Grammy ('The Sound of Music,' 1960); Emmy ('Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years,' 1962)

2. Helen Hayes (actress): Oscar ('The Sin of Madelon Claudet,' 1932); Tony ('Addie,' 1947); Emmy (Best Actress for roles including Harriet Beecher Stowe on 'Medallion Theatre,' 1953); Grammy (Best Spoken Word Recording for 'Great American Documents,' 1976).

3. Rita Moreno (actress): Oscar ('West Side Story,' 1961); Grammy (Best Recording for Children, 'The Electric Company,' 1972); Tony ('The Ritz,' 1975); Emmy ('The Muppet Show,' 1977)

4. John Gielgud (actor, director): Tony ('Big Fish, Little Fish,' 1961) ; Grammy ( Best Spoken Word for 'Ages of Man,' 1979); Oscar ('Arthur,' 1981); Emmy ('Summer's Lease,' 1991)

5. Audrey Hepburn (actress): Oscar ('Roman Holiday,' 1953); Tony ('Ondine,' 1954); Emmy ('Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn,' 1993); Grammy (Best Spoken Word Children's Album, 'Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales,' 1994)

6. Marvin Hamlisch (composer): Oscar ('The Way We Were' and 'The Sting,' 1973); Grammy ('The Way We Were,' 1974); Tony (1976); Emmy ('Barbra Streisand: The Concert,' 1995).

7. Jonathan Tunick (composer): Oscar ('A Little Night Music,' 1977); Emmy ('Night of 100 Stars,' 1982); Grammy (Best Musical Arrangement, 'No One is Alone,' 1988); Tony (Outstanding Orchestration for 'Passion' 1994)

8. Mel Brooks (writer, director): Oscar (Best Screenplay, 'Bialystock and Bloom,' 1968); Emmy ('Mad About You,' 1997); Grammy ( Best Spoken Comedy Album, 'The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000,' 1998); Tony ('The Producers,' 2001)

9. Mike Nichols (comedian, director, producer): Grammy ('An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May,' 1961); Tony ('Barefoot in the Park,' 1964); Oscar (Best Director, 'The Graduate,' 1967); Emmy (Director, 'Wit,' 2001)

10. Whoopi Goldberg (comedian, actress, host): Grammy (Best Comedy Recording, 'Whoopi: Original Broadway Recording,' 1985); Oscar ('Ghost,' 1990); Emmy ('Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Live of Hattie McDaniel,' 2002); Tony (Producer, 'Thoroughly Modern Millie,' 2002)

* 11. Barbra Streisand (actress, singer, director): Grammy (Album Of The Year, 'The Barbra Streisand Album,' 1963); Emmy ('My Name Is Barbra,' 1965); Oscar (Best Actress, 'Funny Girl,' 1968); Tony (Special Award, 1970)

* 12. Liza Minnelli (actress, singer): Tony (Best Leading Actress in a Musical, 'Flora the Red Menace,' 1965); Oscar (Best Actress, 'Cabaret,' 1972); Emmy ('Liza with a 'Z,' 1973); Grammy (Grammy Legend Award, 1990)

* You can debate whether Streisand and Minnelli really earned their Egots: Each received a special, non-competitive award.

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paj233

Of course the honorary awards count? Why have we devolved into a society when it comes to following awards where we don't consider artistic accomplishments worth something unless you beat someone else for it? Art, above all else, is not a competition

August 08 2011 at 12:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John Johnson

Although Streisand and Minnelli received special awards, many on this list are given credit for their awards where they did not do all the work. Moreno's grammy was for a TV soundtrack and her emmy's are from guest appearances and not for being the focus of a show, like being in the series continuously or a special where she was the star. . And there are a lot of grammy's for best spoken word, instead of being awarded for music.

January 27 2011 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
URusingsciencerightn

i like how the first four paragraphs are the 2 intro paragraphs written twice. with the same picture twice.

January 25 2011 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eris0303

I don't know if you can argue Streisand and Minnelli having earned their EGOTs. While the did receive "legend" awards I do believe that they earned those legend awards through hard work and dedication. So, I don't see you can really put them off on their own because they were deserved and earned.

And Moreno also won an Emmy for an appearance on the Rockford Files

January 25 2011 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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