13+ Hollywood Stars Who Are Members of The EGOT Winners’ Circle

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This Prestige Club Is Not for Everyone

Once you’ve made it in Hollywood, most actors, singers, producers, and composers have one goal: win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, or a Tony. Despite Nobody even dreams of winning all four. Despite the fact that no one dares to dream of winning all four, a handful of men and women have already succeeded and may call themselves members of the prestigious EGOT winners’ circle. Keep reading and discover who won an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar Award, and a Tony Award. Pay attention to #11. Did you know she is an EGOT winner?



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He Was 59 Years Old When He Joined the Circle

Richard Rodgers (1902 – 1979)

Richard Rodgers was a composer and was the first member of the EGOT winners’ circle. Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed, “Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years” in 1962. Grammy: Best Show Album, “The Sound of Music” in 1960; Best Original Cast Show Album, “No Strings” two years later. Oscar: Best Song, “It Might As Well Be Spring” from “State Fair” in 1945. Tony: 3 awards for “South Pacific” in 1950; one award for “The King and I” two years later 1952, “The Sound of Music” in 1960, and “No Strings” in 1962.



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It Took Her 45 Years to Achieve This Honor

Helen Hayes (1900 – 1993)

Helen Hayes was an actress and was the first woman to join the club. It also took her the longest to receive all 4 awards. Emmy: Best Actress, “Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: Not a Chance” in 1953. Grammy: Best Spoken Word Recording, “Great American Documents” in 1977. Oscar: Best Actress, “The Sin of Madelon Claudet in 1932; Best Supporting Actress, “Airport” in 1970. Tony: Best Actress in a Drama, “Happy Birthday” in 1947; Best Actress in a Drama, “Time Remembered” in 1958.



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Moreno Achieved All 4 Awards in 16 Years

Rita Moreno (1931)

Rita Moreno is an actress and joined the winners’ circle in about a third the time of Helen Hayes. Moreno received all 4 awards within 16 years – which was the record until Robert Lopez joined the circle. Emmy: Supporting Actress, Variety or Music, “The Muppet Show” in 1977; Lead Actress for Single Appearance in a Comedy or Drama, “The Rockford Files” a year later. Grammy: Best Recording for Children, “The Electric Compan” in 1972. Oscar: Best Supporting Actress, “West Side Story” in 1961. Tony: Best Supporting Actress in a Play, “The Ritz” in 1975.



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Gielgud Was the First to Win a Tony Award In Stead of an Oscar

Sir John Gielgud (1904 – 2000)

John Gielgud was an actor and won a Tony as the first award. Unlike the previously mentioned member who first won an Oscar. Emmy: Best Actor in a Miniseries or Special, “Summer’s Lease in 1991. Grammy: Best Spoken World Album, “Ages of Man” in 1979. Oscar: Best Supporting Actor, “Arthur” two years after winning a Grammy. Tony: Outstanding Foreign Company, “The Importance of Being Earnest” in 1948; Best Director of a Drama, “Big Fish, Little Fish” in 1961.



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Audrey Hepburn Received her Emmy & Grammy Posthumous

Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993)

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Audrey Hepburn was an actress and was the first member of the winners’ circle to receive her “EGOT membership” posthumous. Emmy: Best Individual Achievement, Informational Programming, “Gardens of the World With Audrey Hepburn” in 1993 – received after her death. Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album for Children, “Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales” in 1994 – received after her death. Oscar: Best Actress, “Roman Holiday” in 1953. Tony: Best Actress in a Drama, “Ondine” one year after winning an Academy Award.



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Only He and Richard Rodgers Succeeded in Obtaining the PEGOT Status

Marvin Hamlisch (1944 – 2012)

Marvin Hamlisch was a composer & conductor. He also won a Pulitzer Prize which made him one of two people to achieve the “PEGOT” status. Emmy: two awards for “Barbra: The Concert” in 1995 and one for “AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies” in 1999 and one for “Timeless: Live in Concert” in 2001. Grammy: He won 4 awards in 1974 for Best New Artist, Song of the Year (“The Way We Were”), Best Album of the Original Score (“The Way We Were”), and Best Pop Instrumental Performance (“The Entertainer”). Oscar: He won 3 Academy Awards in 1973 for Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Song, “The Way We Were” and Best Adapted Score, “The Sting” Tony: Best Musical Score, “A Chorus Line” in 1976.



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Jonathan Tunick Joined the Winners’ Circle Over the Course of 20 Years

Jonathan Tunick (1938)

New Yorker Jonathan Tunick – born on April 9th in 1938 – is a musical director, composer, and orchestrator. He managed to join the EGOT winners’ circle over the course of 20 years. Emmy: Music Direction, “Night of 100 Stars” in 1982. Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals, Cleo Laine’s “No One Is Alone” in 1988. Oscar: Best Adapted Score, “A Little Night Music” in 1977.  Tony: Best Orchestrations, “Titanic” received in the same year as his Academy Award.



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“I’m an EGOT, So I Don’t Need Any More [Awards].”

Mel Brooks (1926)

All-rounder Mel Brooks said this after achieving his EGOT status in 2001 he said: “I’m an EGOT, so I don’t need any more [awards].” Emmy (4): Best Writing in Variety, “The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special” in 1967; Best Guest Actor in a Comedy, “Mad About You” in 1997-1999. Grammy (3): Best Spoken Comedy Album, “The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000” in 1998; Best Long-Form Music Video, “Recording ‘The Producers'” in 2002; Best Musical Show Album, “The Producers” in 2002. Oscar: Best Original Screenplay, “The Producers” in 1968. Tony (3): Best Musical, Original Score and Book of a Musical, “The Producers” in 2001.



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He Joined the Winners’ Circle Over the Course of 40 Years

Mike Nichols (1931 – 2014)

Mike Nichols joined the EGOT winners’ circle as Mel Brooks, but it took him a bit longer. Emmy (4): Best Director of Miniseries, Movie or Special & Best Made for Television Movie, “Wit” in 2001; Best Directing of Miniseries, Movie or Special & Best Miniseries “Angels in America” in 2004. Grammy: Best Comedy Performance, “An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May” in 1961. Oscar: Best Director, “The Graduate” in 1967. Tony (10): Best Director of a Play, “Barefoot in the Park” in 1964, “Luv” and “The Odd Couple” in 1965, “Plaza Suite” in 1968, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” in 1972, “The Real Thing” in 1984, “Death of a Salesman” in 2012; Best Musical, “Annie” in 1977; Best Play, “The Real Thing” in 1984; Best Director of a Musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” in 2005.



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Whoopi Goldberg Is Probably the Most Well-Known on the List

Whoopi Goldberg (1955)

Performer & producer Caryn Elaine Johnson – better known as Whoopi Goldberg – is probably the most well-known Hollywood star on the EGOT list and joined the circle in 2002. Emmy: Best Special Class Special, “Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel” in 2002; Best Talk Show Host, “The View” in 2009. Grammy: Best Comedy Recording, “Whoopi Goldberg: Original Broadway Show Recording” in 1985. Oscar: Best Supporting Actress, “Ghost” in 1990. Tony: Best Musical (producing), “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in 2002. 



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Scott Rudin Is the First Producer to Join the EGOT Winners’ Circle

Scott Rudin (1958)

American film, television, and theater producer Scott Rudin is the first producer to join the EGOT winners’ circle. Emmy: Best Children’s Program, “He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'” in 1984. Grammy: Best Musical Theater Album, “The Book of Mormon” in 2012. Oscar: Best Picture, “No Country for Old Men” in 2007. Tony (12): Best Musical or Best Play: “Passion” in 1994 and “The Book of Mormon” in 2012, “Copenhagen” in 2000, “Doubt” in 2005, “The History Boys” in 2006, “God of Carnage” in 2009, “Fences” in 2010, “Death of a Salesman” in 2012, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” & “Skylight” in 2015, “The Humans” and “A View From the Bridge” in 2016.



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Robert Lopez Is the Only Double EGOT Winner in History

Robert Lopez (1975)

When composer Robert Lopez joined the winners’ circle he was the youngest and fastest EGOT winner – at the time. He won all 4 prizes in 10 years. Emmy: Best Music Direction and Composition, “Wonder Pets” in 2008 & 2010. Grammy: Best Musical Theater Album, “The Book of Mormon” in 2012; Best Compilation Soundtrack, “Frozen” in 2015, Best Song for Visual Media, “Let It Go” from “Frozen” in 2015. Oscar: Best Original Song, “Let It Go” from “Frozen” in 2014). Tony: Best Score, “Avenue Q” in 2004; Best Score and Best Book of a Musical, “The Book of Mormon” in 2011.



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September 9th, 2018 Was a Special Day in EGOT History

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (1948)

British composer and impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber joined the club on September 9th, 2018. Which was a historical day for the EGOT winner’s circle. That day joined 3 members, the winners’ circle, including Andrew Lloyd Webber. Emmy: Outstanding Live Variety Special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” in 2018. Grammy: Best Cast Album, “Evita” in 1980; Best Cast Album, “Cats” in 1983; Best Contemporary Composition, “Lloyd Webber: Requiem” in 1985. Oscar: Best Original Song, “You Must Love Me” from “Evita” in 1996. Tony: Best Score, “Evita” in 1980; Best Score, “Cats” in 1983; Best Score, “Sunset Boulevard” in 1995.



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He Joined After Winning a Shared Award With Andrew Lloyd Webber & John Legend

Sir Tim Rice (1944)

Tim Rice was the second person to join the EGOT winners’ circle on September 9, 2018, after winning a shared Emmy with Andrew Lloyd Webber & John Legend. Emmy: Outstanding Live Variety Special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” in 2018. Grammy (5): Best Cast Album, “Evita” in 1980; Song of the Year and Song for Film or TV, “A Whole New World” & Best Album for Children, “Aladdin” in 1993; Best Cast Album, “Aida” in 2000. Oscar (3): Best Original Song, “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin” in 1992; “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from “The Lion King” in 1994; “You Must Love Me” from “Evita” in 1996. Tony (3): Best Book and Best Score, “Evita” in 1980; Best Score, “Aida” in 2000.



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John Legend Is the First African American Man to Join

John Legend (1978)

All-rounder John Legend also joined the winner’s circle on September 9th, 2018. He’s the second-youngest and the first African American man to join. Emmy: Outstanding Live Variety Special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” in 2018. Grammy (11): Best New Artist; Best R&B Album, “Get Lifted”; Best R&B Vocal, “Ordinary People” in 2005; Best Male R&B Vocal, “Heaven”; Best R&B Duo or Group, “Family Affair” in 2006; Best R&B Vocal or Group, “Stay With Me by the Sea” in 2008; Best R&B Album, “Wake Up!”; Best R&B Song, “Shine”; Best R&B Vocal, “Hang On in There” in 2010; Best Song Written for Visual Medium, “Glory” in 2015. Oscar: Best Original Song, “Glory” from “Selma” in 2014. Tony: Producer of Best Play Revival, “August Wilson’s Jitney” in 2017.



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He Is the Last to Join the EGOT Winners’ Circle – so far

Alan Menken (1949)

Composer Alan Menken is the last to ‘officially’ join the EGOT winners’ circle. Emmy: Original Song in a Children’s, Young Adult or Animated Program, “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures” in 2020. Grammys (10): Best Recording for Children and Song for TV or Film, “The Little Mermaid” in 1990; Best Recording for Children, Song for TV or Film, Instrumental for TV or Film, “Beauty and the Beast” in 1992; Song of the Year, “A Whole New World,” Best Recording for Children, Song for TV or Film, Instrumental for TV or Film, “Aladdin” in 1993; Best Song for TV or Film, “Colors of the Wind” in 1995; Best Song for Visual Medium, “I See the Light” in 2011. Oscars (8): Best Score and Song, “The Little Mermaid” in 1989; Best Score and Song, “Beauty and the Beast” in 1991; Best Score and Song, “Aladdin” in 1992; Best Score and Song, “Pocahontas” in 1995.  Tony: Best Score, “Newsies” in 2012.



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Missing Someone on This List? He or She Probably has a SHEGOT


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Barbra Streisand Won a Non-Competitive Tony Award

Barbara Streisand (1942)

You might think that Barbara – Barbra – Streisand is a member of the EGOT winners’ circle, because she won a Grammy for Album of the Year & Best Female Pop Vocal Performance “The Barbra Streisand Album” (1964), an Emmy for Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainments & Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment – Actors & performers “My Name is Barbra” (1965), an Oscar for Best Actress in “Funny Girl” (1968) and a “Star of the Decade” Tony award (1970), but this Tony is a non-competitive award, which means the award is not considered as an EGOT.



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Liza Minelli Won a non-Competitive Grammy Award

Liza Minnelli (1946)

Singer, actress, and dancer Liza Minnelli may have all 4 EGOT awards on her mantelpiece, but the Grammy she received in 1990 is non-competitive, which means she – just like miss Streisand – is not an official member of the EGOT winner’s circle. She won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in “Flora the Red Menace” (1965). An Oscar for Best Actress in “Cabaret” in 1972. An Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special in “Liza with a Z” (1973). In 1990 she received the Grammy Legend Award.



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James Earl Jones Received the Academy Honorary Award in 2011

James Earl Jones (1931)

Actor James Earl Jones may have been making his way in Hollywood for 7 decades now, but he too isn’t officially a member of EGOT winners’ circle, as the Academy Award – which he received in 2011 – is an honorary award. In 1969 he received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play “The Great White Hope”. In 1977 he received a Grammy for Best Spoken Word “Great American Documents”. In 1990 he received his Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries “Heat Wave”. In 2011 the actor received an Academy Honorary Award.



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Harry Belafonte Received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2014

Harry Belafonte (1927)

Just like his predecessors, Harry Belafonte had 4 EGOTs on his mantelpiece, but he, too, does not belong in the prestige list because he has not “officially” received an Academy Award. Harry Belafonte won a Tony award in 1954 for Best Featured Actor in a Musical “John Murray Anderson’s Almanac. He received an Emmy Award in 1960 for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program “Tonight with Belafonte – The Revlon Revue”. In 1961 he won a Grammy for Best Performance Folk “Swing Dat Hammer”. In 2014 the Academy presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Belafonte.



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Quincy Jones Received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1994

Quincy Jones (1933)

The actor, composer, and music producer might have won a lot of prizes in his career, but he too must still hope to win a competitive Academy Award someday. In 1964 he won his first of many Grammy Awards for Best Instrumental Arrangement “I Can’t Stop Loving You”. In 1977 won Quincy Jones an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series “Roots”. In 1994 The Academy presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Jones and in 2016 he won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical “The Color Purple”.