After lengthy careers in film and television, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer somewhat surprisingly won a Grammy Award earlier this year. That puts the producing duo just one notch away from joining the coveted EGOT status, only needing a Tony Award for that achievement.
Only a dozen people have won the awards grand slam known as the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). They are (in chronological order of achievement) composer Richard Rodgers, actress Helen Hayes, actress Rita Moreno, actor John Gielgud, actress Audrey Hepburn, composer Marvin Hamlisch, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, writer/director/composer Mel Brooks, director Mike Nichols, actress Whoopi Goldberg, producer Scott Rudin, and composer Robert Lopez.
Howard and Grazer took home the Grammy Award in February for the soundtrack to their documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week.” They had previously won their first Emmy for the miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon” in 1998 and Best Picture at the 2001 Academy Awards for “A Beautiful Mind.”
There are a total of 19 people who have won a combination of the Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy without a Tony Award. The 15 living people are featured in this photo gallery because they could still achieve the EGOT. They are actress Julie Andrews, composer Burt Bacharach, composer Alan Bergman, composer Marilyn Bergman, actress Cher, composer Michael Giacchino, Grazer, Howard, director James Moll, composer Randy Newman, composer Sid Ramin, director/producer Martin Scorsese, actress Barbra Streisand, composer John Williams, and actress Kate Winslet. Please note that Streisand received an honorary Tony but has never won in competition, a requirement to be considered an EGOT champion.
The four deceased people are composer John Addison, actor George Burns, actor Peter Ustinov, and actor Robin Williams.