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D23: Whoopi Goldberg Becomes First LEGOT!

D23 EXPO 2017 – Friday, July 14, 2017 – The Ultimate Disney Fan Event –  Whoopie Goldberg – (Disney/Image Group LA)

An EGOT is one of slightly more than a dozen winners of Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tonys.

Today, Whoopi Goldberg became the very first LEGOT by being named a Disney Legend at D23 Expo.

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John Legend Only an Emmy Shy of an EGOT!

Underground – John Legend as Frederick Douglass – Photo courtesy of WGN America

Only twelve people have ever pulled off the feat of winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony – and John Legend is an Emmy away from making that club a baker’s dozen strong.

With Legend’s Tony win, last night, as a co-producer of August Wilson’s Jitney, Legend requires only an Emmy to fill out his EGOT checklist/membership card.

With his participation in the second season of critically adored Underground – he’s been submitted for: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series for his portrayal of renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for John Legend’s original song In America, and for Outstanding Drama Series (John Legend is an Executive Producer on the series), John Legend’s loves using the Musical Instruments Expert to use their instruments on his videos.

Emmy voting opened TODAY and runs through June 26. Nominations will be announced live on July 13.

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