Who’s got an EGOT? Elton John joins exclusive club

Rita Moreno
West Side Story star Rita Moreno became an EGOT winner with her 1977 Emmy for The Muppet Show, an award that joined her best recording for children Grammy for The Electric Company, her best featured actress in a play Tony Award for The Ritz and her best actress in a supporting role Oscar – for, of course, West Side Story. Moreno later won a second Emmy award just the next year for her role in The Rockford Files.

Jonathan Tunick
Jonathan Tunick joined the growing group of EGOT-winning composers in 1997, when he won a best orchestrations Tony Award for Titanic. He’d previously won one of each of the other major awards: a musical direction Emmy for 1982’s Night of 100 Stars, an instrumental arrangement accompanying vocal(s) Grammy for No One Is Alone, and a best adaptation score Oscar for A Little Night Music.

Marvin Hamlisch
In 1995, frequent Barbra Streisand collaborator Marvin Hamlisch picked up the Richard Rodgers mantle and became the second composer with an EGOT status. He won two Emmys for Barbra: The Concert that year, adding on to his four Grammys for The Way We Were and The Entertainer, his three Oscars for The Way We Were and The Sting and his 1976 best original score Tony for A Chorus Line. He went on to win two more Emmys: one for AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies and one for Timeless: Live in Concert.

John Legend
In 2018, John Legend could officially call himself an EGOT winner, taking home the Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert to add to his Tony for Jitney, his Oscar for the song Glory in the film Selma and his 12 Grammy wins, including best new artist in 2006, best R&B album for Get Lifted and Wake Up and best male R&B vocal performance for Ordinary People and Heaven.

Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes became the first woman to achieve EGOT status with her spoken word Grammy win for Great American Documents in 1977. She had previously won two best actress Oscars for The Sin of Madelon Claudet and Airport, two best actress Tony Awards for Happy Birthday and Time Remembered, and an Emmy for her role on Schlitz Playhouse of Stars. She later won one more Tony Award: the Lawrence Langner award in 1980.

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