11 EGOT Winners Who Range From The Super Famous to the Widely Unknown

As if winning just one prestigious award wasn't enough, some people have to go and win all of them. And so it is for the eleven members of Hollywood who've won an EGOT, the abbreviated name for the combination of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. It's a small group, but a prestigious one; winning all four awards is considered the highest honor a person in show business can achieve. And during this year's Academy Awards, there might be one more name added to the list — Robert Lopez, composer of Frozen and current winner of Emmy, Grammy, and Tony.

If Lopez wins the Oscar for "Let It Go," he'll enter into one of Hollywood's most elite, envied groups. Yet for all the prestige EGOT members have, not many people actually know who they are. Here are the eleven people that Lopez will hopefully join come March 2:

1Richard Rodgers

Emmy for: scoring the music to the ABC documentary Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years.

Grammy for: music from two Broadway musicals created with his writing partner, Oscar Hammerstein. As in Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Oscar for: The song “It Might as Well Be Spring” from State Fair.

Tony for: several different musicals, including The King and I and South Pacific.

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2Helen Hayes

Emmy for: Best Actress in Schlitz Playhouse of Stars.

Grammy for: recording the Bill of Rights, and then again for Best Spoken Word Album.

Oscar for: Best Actress in The Sin of Madelon Claudet, Best Supporting Actress in Airport.

Tony for: Best Actress in the plays Happy Birthday and Time Remembered.

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3Rita Moreno

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Emmy for: Supporting Actress in a Variety Show (The Muppet Show), then Lead Actress for The Rockford Files.

Grammy for: Best Recording for Children, for The Electric Company.

Oscar for: Best Supporting Actress for West Side Story, the work for which she is best known.

Tony for: Best Supporting Actress in The Ritz.

4John Geilgud

Emmy for: Summer’s Lease, a miniseries that won him Best Actor.

Grammy for: Best Spoken Word Recording, for Ages of Man.

Oscar for: Best Supporting Actor, in Arthur.

Tony for: Outstanding Foreign Company, then Best Director of a Drama.

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5Audrey Hepburn

Emmy for: Informational Programming (who knew that was a category?), for Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn.

Grammy for: Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales.

Oscar for: Roman Holiday, for which she won Best Actress.

Tony for: Best Actress in a Drama, thanks to Ondine.

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6Marvin Hamlisch

Emmy for: Three different works, including Music and Lyrics for AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies.

Grammy for: Four achievements, including Best Song for “The Way We Were.”

Oscar for: The Way We Were (song and movie), making him the only EGOT winner to win two separate legs (Oscar and Grammy) for the same work. Also, Best Score for The Sting.

Tony for: Best Score for A Chorus Line.

7Jonathan Tunick

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Emmy for: Music Direction for Night of 100 Stars.

Grammy for: the song “No One is Alone,” earning him Best Instrumental Arrangement.

Oscar for: Best Score for A Little Night Music.

Tony for: Best Orchestrations for Titanic.

8Mel Brooks

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Emmy for: three guest spots on Mad About You, also Writing for a Variety Show.

Grammy for: Musical Show Album and Music Video for The Producers, also Spoken Comedy Album for The 2000 Year Old Man.

Oscar for: Best Original Screenplay, The Producers.

Tony for: The Producers — Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score.

9Mike Nichols

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Emmy for: the miniseries Angels in America and the made-for-TV movie Wit.

Grammy for: Best Comedy Performance for An Evening With Mike Nichols And Elaine May.

Oscar for: Best Director, The Graduate.

Tony for: eight different works, including Spamalot and Annie.

10Whoopi Goldberg

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Emmy for: Talk Show Host (The View), Special Class Special (Beyond Tara). Yeah, we don’t know what that last one means, either.

Grammy for: Best Comedy Recording for Whoopi Goldberg — Original Broadway Show Recording.

Oscar for: Best Supporting Actress in Ghost.

Tony for: Best Musical for Thoroughly Modern Millie.

11Scott Rudin

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Emmy for: Outstanding Children’s Program for He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’.

Grammy for: Best Musical Theater Album, The Book of Mormon.

Oscar for: Best Picture for No Country for Old Men.

Tony for: eight plays and musicals, including Doubt, Fences, and Death of a Salesman.

And the Three Who Come Close

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Three people have also won all four major awards, but because one of them was non-competitive, they don’t count for EGOTs. They are:

Barbra Streisand: Four Emmys, ten Grammys, two Oscars, and a Special Tony.

Liza Minnelli: One Emmy, one Special Grammy, one Oscar, and three Tonys.

James Earl Jones: Two Emmys, one Grammy, one Honorary Oscar, and two Tonys.