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5 Facts About the Triple Crown of Acting

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The Triple Crown of Acting is a term used in the American entertainment industry to describe actors who have won a competitive Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award in the acting categories.

The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre.

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22 people have achieved the triple crown of acting.

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Helen Hayes' Emmy Award win on February 5, 1953, made her the first person to achieve the triple crown.

Helen Hayes MacArthur was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years.

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Thomas Mitchell became the first man to achieve the triple crown with his Tony Award win later the same year on March 29, 1953.

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Hayes and Rita Moreno are the only triple crown winners who have also won a Grammy Award to complete the EGOT.

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

Rita Dolores Moreno is a Puerto Rican-American actress, dancer and singer.

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