Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony…Here Are the 15 People Who Have Won the EGOT

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The four-fer of artistic talent awards is affectionately – and sometimes reverently or covetously – known as an EGOT, and only a handful of artists have managed to take home all four during their careers. That said, three more were added just this year, so maybe we’ll see the list begin grow more quickly as crossing lines and boundaries in the arts becomes more normal.

To be fair, there are plenty of talented actors who are missing only the Grammy, of course, but we’re not here to talk about them.

I should mention that there are also a handful of people who have technically earned an EGOT, but one or more of the awards is honorary, so they don’t totally count. In this category, you’ll find some expected names – Barbara Streisand, Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Alan Menken, Harry Belafonte, and Quincy Jones.

But here are the 15 names you came here to find, plus some details about how they nailed the difficult feat.

#15. Richard Rogers (composer)

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Emmy: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years
Grammy: The Sound of Music
Oscar: “It Might As Well Be Spring” from State Fair
Tony: South Pacific

Half of the duo Rogers and Hammerstein, he is still one of the most famous names in musical theatre. It’s worth noting that South Pacific also earned him a Pulitzer. Overachiever.

#14. Helen Hayes

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Emmy: Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Grammy: Great American Documents
Oscar: The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Tony: Happy Birthday

#13. Rita Moreno

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Emmy: The Muppet Show
Grammy: The Electric Company
Oscar: Westside Story
Tony: The Ritz

#12. John Gielgud

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Emmy: Summer’s Lease
Grammy: Ages of Man
Oscar: Arthur
Tony: The Importance of Being Earnest

#11. Audrey Hepburn

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Emmy: Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn
Grammy: Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales
Oscar: Roman Holiday
Tony: Ondine

#10. Marvin Hamlisch (composer)

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Emmy: Barbara: A Concert
Grammy: “The Way We Were”
Oscar: The Way We Were
Tony: A Chorus Line

#9. Jonathan Tunick (composer/conductor)

Emmy: Night of 100 Stars
Grammy: Titanic
Oscar: A Little Night Music
Tony: “No One is Alone”

#8. Mel Brooks

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Emmy: Mad About You
Grammy: The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000
Oscar: The Producers
Tony: The Producers

#7. Mike Nichols (Director and performer)

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Emmy:  Wit
Grammy: An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Oscar: The Graduate
Tony: Barefoot in the Park

#6. Whoopi Goldberg

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Emmy: Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life Of Hattie McDaniel
Grammy: Whoopi Goldberg – Original Broadway Show Recording
Oscar: Ghost
Tony: Thoroughly Modern Millie

#5. Scott Rudin (producer)

Emmy: He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’
Grammy: Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Oscar: No Country for Old Men
Tony: Passion

#4. Robert Lopez (songwriter)

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Emmy: Wonder Pets
Grammy: Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Oscar: “Let it Go” (Frozen)
Tony: Avenue Q

#3. Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Emmy: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Grammy: Evita
Oscar: “You Must Love Me” (Evita)
Tony: Evita

#2. Tim Rice

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Emmy: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Grammy: Jesus Christ Superstar
Oscar:  “You Must Love Me” (Evita)
Tony: Evita

#1. John Legend

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Emmy: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Grammy: Get Lifted
Oscar: “Glory” (Selma)
Tony: Jitney

The majority of these people have won multiple times in the category that fits with their primary talent – Legend, for example, has won 15 Grammies. Just in case you need something more to aspire to.

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