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Gal EGOT Winners

Imagine winning an Emmy. Hearing your name called, the applause of the crowd, the slow walk to the microphone and then your acceptance speech heard ’round the world.

Now, what if you also win a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Now, my friend, you are one of 15 people in the world known as an EGOT Winner.

Four gals have garnered this special honor.

Helen Hayes

Helen HayesOscar 1932 – Best Actress, The Sin of Madelon Claudet 

Tony 1947 – Best Actress Dramatic, Happy Birthday

Emmy 1953 – Best Actress, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars for the episode “Not a Chance”

Grammy 1977 – Best Spoken Word Recording, Great American Documents

Bonus Wins: 

  • Tony 1958 – Best Actress Dramatic, Time Remembered 
  • Oscar 1970 – Supporting Actress, Airport
  • Special Tony 1980 – Lawrence Langer Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater

Rita Moreno

Rita1961 Oscar – Best Supporting Actress, West Side Story

1972 Grammy – Best Recording for Children – The Electric Company

1975 Tony – Best Featured or Supporting Actress in a Play – The Ritz

1977 Emmy – Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music, The Muppet Show

Bonus Win:

  • Emmy 1978 – Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series, The Rockford Files for the episode “The Paper Palace”

Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn 
** I.V.1953 Oscar –  Best Actress, Roman Holiday

1954 Tony – Best Actress in a Play, Ondine

1993 Emmy – Outstanding Individual Achievement, Informational Programming, Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn. 

1994 Grammy – Best Spoken Word Album for Children – Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales

Special Awards:

  • Tony 1968 – Special Achievement Award
  • Oscar 1993 – Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Whoopi Goldberg

111016-whoopi-goldberg-81985 Grammy – Best Comedy Recording, Whoopi Goldberg: Original Broadway Show Recording

1990 Oscar – Best Supporting Actress, Ghost

2002 Emmy – Outstanding Special Class Special, Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel

2002 Tony – Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie

Bonus Wins & Special Awards:

  • Emmy 1997 – (Special Award) Governors Award
  • Emmy 2009 – (Bonus Win) Outstanding Talk Show Host, The View

Worth Mentioning

There are two gals and four men who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony but one of the awards was for a non-competitive category i.e. a special award. The four men are: James Earl Jones, Alan Menken, Harry Belafonte, and Quincy Jones. The gals are…

Barbra Streisand

f5b47cea985839bb20c8e68b1498dc961963 Grammy – Album of the Year & Best Female Vocal Performance, The Barbra Streisand Album

1964 Emmy – Outstanding Achievements in Entertainment – Actors & Performers, My Name is Barbra

1969 Oscar – Best Actress, Funny Girl

1970 Special Tony, Star of the Decade

Bonus Wins & Special Awards: 

  • Grammy 1964 – Best Female Vocal Performance, People 
  • Grammy 1965 – Best Female Vocal Performance, My Name is Barbra
  • Grammy 1977 – Best Pop Female Vocal Performance & Song of the Year, “Evergreen
  • Oscar 1977 – Best Original Song “Evergreen”
  • Grammy 1980 – Best Pop Vocal Performance – Duo, Group, or Chorus, “Guilty”
  • Grammy 1986 – Best Pop Female Vocal Performance, The Broadway Album 
  • Grammy 1992 – (Special Award) Grammy Legend Award
  • Grammy 1995 – (Special Award) Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Emmy 1995 – Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, Barbra Streisand the Concert 

Liza Minnelli

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Photo by Bob Deutsch

1965 Tony – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Flora the Red Menace

1973 Oscar – Best Actress, Cabret

1973 Emmy – Outstanding Single Program – Variety and Popular Music, Liza with a Z

1990 Special Grammy –  Grammy Legend Award

Bonus Wins & Special Awards:

  • Tony 1974 – (Special Award) Adding Luster to the Broadway Season
  • Tony 1978 – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, The Act


Who will be the next gal to complete an EGOT?

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