Jessica Lange joined an exclusive group of people with her win at Sunday’s Tony Awards ceremony for her performance in the play “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” Only 12 living entertainers — including Ellen Burstyn, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino, Geoffrey Rush and Maggie Smith — have won a Tony, Oscar and Emmy, leaving them just a Grammy shy of completing the EGOT.
Below, vote in our poll as to which of the 12 still in need of a Grammy is most likely to win this honor bestowed by the recording academy and achieve an EGOT.
The dozen artists to have won with all four of those major awards groups (in chronological order) 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 Barbra Streisand on this list because at least one of their awards was honorary.)
In addition to the dozen names listed below, 12 performers who have passed away won at least one Emmy, Oscar and Tony (but alas no Grammy): Jack Albertson, Anne Bancroft, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley Booth, Ralph Burns, Melvyn Douglas, Bob Fosse, Thomas Mitchell, Jason Robards, Paul Scofield, Maureen Stapleton, and Jessica Tandy.
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