Only 12 artists have won what is popularly referred to as the EGOT: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Tina Fey made the acronym — coined back in the 1980s by Philip Michael Thomas of “Miami Vice” — famous in a 2009 episode of “30 Rock” with Tracy Morgan. While moviedom’s top prize, the Oscar, dates back to 1927, two of the other kudos came about in the 1940s (Tonys, Emmys) while the first Grammys were not awarded until 1959.
Seventeen people have won at least one Emmy, Oscar and Grammy but not a Tony. Of these, four — John Addison, George Burns, Peter Ustinov and Robin Williams — have passed away. The 13 folks who could pull off this grand slam still include Julie Andrews, Cher, Martin Scorsese and Kate Winslet. And Barbra Streisand is also on this list as that Tony she picked up in 1970 was a special one for “Star of the Decade.”
Be sure to take a tour of our photo gallery above to find out what won each of them their Emmys, Grammys and Oscars. And vote in the poll below as to which of these 13 unlucky (so far) artists is the most likely to take home a Tony and complete the EGOT.
The dozen people to earn the EGOT (in chronological order of achievement) are: Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, Scott Rudin, and Robert Lopez. (You don’t find Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones or Liza Minnelli on this list because at least one of their awards was honorary.)