Very few talented people have been able to earn an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony in their lifetime. As of September 2018, John Legend is now a part of that very exclusive group. He’s contributed to popular culture in numerous, award-worthy ways.
Now he joins the ranks of these other celebs who have managed to master all media. Whether it’s the big screen, the small screen, the stage, or through sound, these talented people know how to appeal to the masses. Keep reading to find out which other celebrities got themselves an EGOT.
Christopher Plummer won an Academy Award for his role in Beginners, two Emmys for Arthur Hailey’s the Moneychangers and Madeline, a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for The Sound of Music, and two Tonys, one for Cyranoand one for Barrymore.
This man is a living legend and we should all feel honored to share the planet with him.
The late, great Audrey Hepburn won an Oscar for Roman Holiday, an Emmy for Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn, a Grammy for Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales, and a Tony for Ondine.
Of course Audrey Hepburn has an EGOT— the woman could do everything and anything. She was also a fashion icon.
Whoopi Goldberg won a Grammy Award in 1985, an Academy Award in 1990, an Emmy and a Tony in 2002, and another Emmy in 2009. This woman got an EGOT in the span of twenty-four years.
She’s not even done yet. Whoopi is still working and she could still win even more awards.
Marvin Hamlisch won three Oscars, four Emmys, four Grammys, and a Tony.
He won Academy Awards for The Way We Were and The Sting, Emmys for Barbra: The Concert, AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies, and Timeless: Live in Concert, Grammys for The Way We Were, and the Tony for A Chorus Line.
Quincy Jones has won over twenty Grammy Awards. This guy is a music icon. He was also presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 1994 Academy Awards.
He has an Emmy for his work on Roots, and a Tony for his role in The Color Purple.
Robert Lopez is a songwriter who is best known for his work on huge Disney movies like Frozen and Coco. Robert won Academy Awards for both of those movies.
He won Emmys for his work on Wonder Pets, Grammys for The Book of Mormon and Frozen, and Tonys for Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon.
Liza Minnelli won an Academy Award for Cabaret, an Emmy for Liza with a ‘Z’ andA Concert for Television, three Tonys for three different plays, and a Grammy Legend Award.
This woman eats, sleeps, and breathes show business. If anybody deserves an EGOT, it’s her. I wish we had some more awards to give her.
Mike Nichols was a one of kind personality. He directed some of the best films ever made. In 1967, he won an Academy Award for directing The Graduate.
He won Emmys for Wit and Angels in America, a Grammy for An Evening With Mike Nichols And Elaine May, and a whole bunch of Tony Awards.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber is a composer who’s won some serious hardware. He has an Oscar for You Must Love Me, an Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, three Grammys including a Grammy Legend Award, and five Tony Awards.
Andrew Lloyd Webber gave us some of most singable Broadway hits of all time.
Tim Rice is a lyricist known for his close working relationship with Andrew Lloyd Webber. He’s won Academy Awards for Evita, The Lion King, and Aladdin.
He won an Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, a Grammy for Aladdin, and Tonys for Evita and Aida.
Actress Rita Moreno has an Oscar for West Side Story, Emmys for The Muppet Showand The Rockford Files, a Grammy for The Electric Company, and a Tony for The Ritz.
She also has a Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is America’s highest civilian honor. This woman has more awards than she probably knows what to do with.
Mel Brooks is a director, screenwriter, producer, comedian, actor, composer, and songwriter. He won an Academy Award for The Producers, a whole bunch of Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards for The Producers,among other albums, and Tony Awards for The Producers.
This man really is a jack of all trades.
John Gielgud is an actor and a theatre director. He’s won an Academy award for Arthur in 1981, An Emmy Award for Summer’s Lease in 1991, a Grammy Award for Ages of Man in 1979, and Tony Awards for The Importance of Being Earnest and Big Fish, Little Fish.
This guy definitely lived a full and impressive life.
Barbra Streisand has won so many awards, it’s actually insane. She has two Academy Awards, four Emmys, and eight Grammys.
In 1970, she was awarded a Special Tony Award for Star of the Decade. I think Barbra Streisand is the star of every decade.
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones won an Academy Honorary Award in 2011. He also won Emmy awards for Gabriel’s Fire, Heat Wave, and Summer’s End.
He won a Grammy for Great American Documents, and Tonys for The Great White Hope and Fences. Sadly, he never won anything for his work as Darth Vader or as Mufasa.
Harry Belafonte was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2014 Academy Awards Ceremony. He won an Emmy for Tonight with Belafonte, The Revlon Revue, two Grammy awards, and a Tony Award for John Murray’s Almanac.
This man’s voice deserves all the awards. His voice should get its own separate EGOT.
Helen Hayes was a two-time Academy Award actress. She won Oscars for her work in The Sin of Madelon Claudet and Airport.
She also won an Emmy for Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, a Grammy for Great American Documents, and Tony Awards for Happy Birthday and Time Remembered.
Scott Rudin is a producer who won an Academy Award for No Country For Old Men. He also won an Emmy for producing He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’ in 1984.
He won a Grammy for producingThe Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording in 2012, and he’s won Tonys for producing plays like Doubt and Death of a Salesman.
Richard Rodgers was a composer who won an Academy Award for It Might as Well Be Spring, an Emmy Award for Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years, Grammy Awards for The Sound of Music and No Strings, and Tony Awards for four different productions.
This man brought the music to Hollywood.
John Legend is the newest member of the EGOT club. He recently won an Emmy for his work on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.He has an Academy Award for his song in Selma, a Tony Award for Jitney, and ten Grammy Awards.
John Legend is now a bona fide legend and he definitely deserves our respect.