Helen Hayes First Woman To EGOT

March 2, 2012 by staff 

Helen Hayes First Woman To EGOT, The first woman to win the EGOT, Helen Hayes, also took the longest with 44 years between the time she took home the first of her two Oscars (Best Actress, “The Sin of Madelon Claudet”) in 1932 and her Grammy in 1976 for Best Spoken Word Recording (“Great American Documents”).

Dubbed the First Lady of the American theater, Hayes won the first of her two Tonys for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in “Happy Birthday” at the first ceremony in 1947, tying with Ingrid Bergman (“Joan of Lorraine”). She won her Emmy in 1953 for a role in an installment of “Schlitz Playhouse of Stars.”

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