Only 17 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, composer Robert Lopez, singer and actor John Legend, composer Tim Rice, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer Alan Menken and actress/producer Jennifer Hudson.
There are a total of 26 people who have won a combination of the Emmy, Oscar and Tony without a Grammy Award. The 12 living people are featured in this photo gallery because they could still achieve the EGOT. They are actress Ellen Burstyn, actress Viola Davis, actor Jeremy Irons, actress Glenda Jackson, actress Jessica Lange, actress Frances McDormand, actress and singer Liza Minnelli, actress Helen Mirren, actor Al Pacino, actress Vanessa Redgrave, actor Geoffrey Rush and actress Maggie Smith. Minnelli received a Grammy Living Legend award, but honorary trophies do not count towards an EGOT.
The 13 deceased people are actor Jack Albertson, actress Anne Bancroft, actress Ingrid Bergman, actress Shirley Booth, composer Ralph Burns, actor Melvyn Douglas, director/choreographer Bob Fosse, actor Thomas Mitchell, actor Christopher Plummer, actor Jason Robards, actor Paul Scofield, actress Maureen Stapleton, actress Jessica Tandy and and art director/costume designer Tony Walton.