Have you ever heard of an EGOT? It stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony – four of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry. It’s only happened 18 times in the history of entertainment awards, and the latest person to join the exclusive club is Viola Davis. But who else has taken home the top four coveted awards? Read on to find out!
From Audrey Hepburn to Whoopi Goldberg, many of Hollywood’s most beloved entertainers have earned the coveted EGOT. These stars have achieved success in film, television, music, and theater, and have been recognized for their outstanding work. It’s an impressive feat, and one that few have been able to accomplish.
Audrey Hepburn became an EGOT winner when she took home a Grammy in 1994 for the Best Spoken Word Album for Children for her record “Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales.” She won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Informational Programming in 1993 for “Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn.” Her Oscar and Tony awards came about four decades earlier, both in 1954 with “Roman Holiday” bringing her the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role and “Ondine” earning her the Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
Mel Brooks is another star who has achieved EGOT status. He became an EGOT winner with his Tony awards in 2001 when he took home several for “The Producers” including Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Musical that year. He has two Grammys — the Best Spoken Comedy Album for 1999 for “The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000″ and Best Long Form Music Video for 2002, “Great Performances: ‘Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks.”
The list of EGOT winners goes on and on, from Richard Rodgers to Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno to John Gielgud, Marvin Hamlisch to Jonathan Tunick, Mike Nichols to Whoopi Goldberg, and Robert Lopez. Each of these stars has achieved success in the entertainment industry and has been recognized for their outstanding work.
It’s an impressive feat to take home all four of these awards, and it’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of these stars. So, take a look at this list of EGOT winners and be inspired by their success!