Composer Richard Rodgers poses for a portrait upon having just completed a score for a new musical. </br></br>Half of the musical duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers was the first to win all four awards. He received the fourth award, an Emmy, in 1962.
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Stage actress Helen Hayes reads for a broadcast. </br></br>Hayes was the first woman to win all four awards. She completed her EGOT in 1977, with a Grammy for her spoken-word work on "Great American Documents."
Rita Moreno, as Anita, dances in a publicity image for the film adaptation of "West Side Story." </br></br> Moreno is the first person of Latin descent to win all four awards. Her first win was for her work as Anita in "West Side Story," which gave her an Oscar for best supporting actress.
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Audrey Hepburn is Princess Ann in a scene from the movie "Roman Holiday." </br></br>It took Hepburn 41 years to complete the four-award feat; she's one of three winners to take more than 40 years. Her final award was a Grammy for best spoken word album for children in 1994 for her work on "Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales."
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Mel Brooks waves to the audience during the curtain call on opening night of "The Producers" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., May 29, 2003. </br></br>In 1969, Brooks won his first of the four awards, an Oscar, for his screenplay of "The Producers.” In 2001, after a Broadway musical version of the show received rave reviews, Brooks won three Tony Awards, completing his EGOT.
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Director Mike Nichols, June 16, 1970, in New York City. </br></br>Nichols completed his EGOT in 2001, when he received an Emmy for his made-for-television movie "Wit," starring Emma Thompson.
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Whoopi Goldberg, as Oda Mae Brown in a scene from "Ghost." </br></br>Goldberg is the first African-American to win all four awards, with two won in the same year: an Emmy and a Tony.
Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez pose in the press room during the Oscars after their win for best original song for the movie "Frozen," March 2, 2014, in Hollywood, Calif.</p>
Lopez became the youngest EGOT winner ever in 2014 -- and added a second set of four trophies by 2018.</p>
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Singer John Legend performs onstage.
Legend is the youngest person to achieve EGOT status with his Emmy win for "Jesus Christ Superstar," in 2018.
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Sir Tim Rice and Sir Anthony Lloyd Webber appear on stage after the performance of Jesus Christ Superstar at O2 Arena on October 13, 2013 in London, England.<br><br>Both received their EGOT status in 2018. The pair collaborated on hit plays such as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and "Evita."
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Actress and singer Barbra Streisand, as performer Fanny Brice, in the musical film "Funny Girl." </br></br>Streisand received a special Tony Award in 1970, so her EGOT an honorary one.
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Actress and singer Liza Minnelli on the set of the movie "Cabaret," directed by Bob Fosse. </br></br>Minnelli has an honorary EGOT as well. She received a special Grammy Legend Award in 1990.
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Actor James Earl Jones attends "The Gin Game" Broadway opening night after-party at Sardi's, Oct. 14, 2015, in New York City. </br></br>Jones never won an Oscar but received an honorary Academy Award in 2011 to complete his honorary EGOT.
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Harry Belafonte accepts the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2014 Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, Nov. 8, 2014, in Hollywood, California. </br></br>The award completed his honorary EGOT.
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