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By Kenneth Bachor
Updated: June 12, 2017 5:23 PM ET | Originally published: February 22, 2017

The elusive, prestigious EGOT—ascribed to any person who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony—has only been achieved by 12 people (not counting recipients of honorary awards, or Tracy Morgan on 30 Rock). At the 2017 Tony Awards, John Legend came one statue closer to becoming an EGOT winner. If he wins an Emmy, Legend will join the esteemed company of artists like composer Richard Rogers (the first person to complete an EGOT, in 1962), Rita Moreno, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg. Below are some of the other artists who, like Legend, are just one award away from becoming an EGOT winner.


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