Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony: “EGOT” Masters of Showbiz

When a star earns an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony, they've entered the exclusive "EGOT" club. See who these masterful showbiz greats are.

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Songwriter Robert Lopez is the only person to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award within a decade. Lopez, who helped create "Avenue Q" and "The Book of Mormon," just recently won Best Original Song at the Academy Awards for "Let it Go" from the animated film "Frozen" with his co-writing partner and wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez. In this photo, he poses backstage after receiving his award for best musical theater album for "The Book of Mormon" at the 54th annual Grammy Awards.
Film and theatrical producer Scott Rudin was the first producer to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Currently, Rudin is the lead producer for "The Book of Mormon," which has won nine Tony awards.
Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg is the first African American to have received Academy Award nominations for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Goldberg has been in more than 150 films and during a period in the 1990s she was the highest paid actress.
Mike Nichols (stage and film director, writer, producer, comedian) has won one Academy Award, four Emmy Awards, nine Tony Awards, and one Grammy Award. The most recent award he received was a Tony award for the Best Direction of a Play for "Death of a Salesman" in 2012.
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Last June, Mel Brooks (writer, producer, director, actor) received the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. Brooks poses at the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, where he won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for "Mad About You" in 1998.
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Jonathan Tunick, an American orchestrator and composer, is known for his work with the musical comedy "Company." In 1997, Tunick won the first Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for "Titanic."
Marvin Hamlisch, an American composer and conductor, is one of ten people to win three or more Oscars in one night. He is also the only non-director and screenwriter to win three or more Oscars in one night. Hamlisch and Richard Rodgers are the only two people who have the EGOT and a Pulitzer Prize.
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British actress Audrey Hepburn was a film and fashion icon and is best known for successful films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady. In this photo, she poses with her best actress Oscar for the film "Roman Holiday" on March 25, 1954 during the 26th annual Academy Awards. In that same year, she earned a Tony Award for Best Actress in the Broadway play "Ondine."
British actor and theater director John Gielgud poses in New York in 1947. In his early years, Gielgud was famous for his Shakespearean verse and worked in the West End and on Broadway. In 1981, he won an Oscar for best supporting actor in "Arthur."
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Actress, singer, and dancer Rita Moreno poses with her Emmy after winning Best Lead Actress in "The Rockford Files" for episode "The Paper Palace" at the 30th Annual Emmy Awards in 1978. Moreno is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers to have won all four major awards.
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Helen Hayes, also known as "First Lady of the American Theatre," was an American actress from 1905 to 1985. She made her debut with "The Sin of Madelon Claudet," which landed her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1932.
Richard Rodgers is a legendary American composer who is known for more than 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals. He is the first person to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. His EGOT was completed in 1962. Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch are the only two people who have the EGOT and a Pulitzer Prize. This photo was taken in 1975 when he was working on his new musical "Rex."
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