There are people really different from others. They are talented, successful & – most importantly – highly acknowledged by others. In the world of the chase for money, scandals & showtime, it becomes really hard to understand how success is measured. In this article, we have come up with a solution. So now we’re telling you about people in show business who have become the most recognized in all aspects of showbiz. Namely, below you’re going to see information about humans holding all superior awards of showbiz: Oscar (for films), Emmy (TV), Grammy (music), Tony (Theater, Broadway) & Pulitzer (extraordinary writing). All 5 club’s called ‘PEGOT’, the club of holders of only the first 4 has the name ‘EGOT’.
1. Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) became the 1st ever person in the world to collect 5 in entirety. He was mainly a songwriter, having over 900 songs & music pieces to his credit. This man’s work had an astounding impact on the 20th century’s pop music. Entire genres of music have derived from his works although almost nobody outside the US has heard of this man. He was one of only 2 people of all time (together with Marvin Hamlisch) to have all 5 awards.
2. Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012). He was a conductor & composer living in America. He was actively working for theater & TV from 1973, not stopping doing it until death. Some pieces of his work saw the light years after death. He had 4 Emmys, 4 Grammys, 1 Tony, 3 Oscars & 1 Pulitzer.
On the list of EGOT awards holders (without the 2 mentioned), there are only 14 other names & most of those people are still alive today: Helen Hayes (1900-1993), Rita Moreno (1931-), John Gielgud (1904-2000), Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993), Jonathan Tunick (1938-), Mel Brooks (1926-), Mike Nichols (1931-2014), Whoopi Goldberg (1955-), Scott Rudin (1958-), Robert Lopez (1975-), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-), Tim Rice (1944-), John Legend (1978-) & Alan Menken (1949-).
The oldest person to complete the achievement was John Gielgud – 87 years & 4 months. The youngest two were Robert Lopez (39 years) & John Legend (39 y 8 m). Robert Lopez is also the only person in history to have won all 4 more than once & the quickest person to collect them all (during only 10 years from first to last). John Legend is the first black man to receive the four.
And here are some other interesting facts: the most titled man-Oscar winner is Walt Disney (22 wins), the same for a woman is 8 (Edith Head). The first & only (as of December 2020) woman to win the Oscar for best directing was Kathryn Bigelow (in 2009), wife of James Cameron, worldwide-famed director.