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Whoopi Goldberg is one of a small and talented group of artists who is an EGOT, which is an acronym for a person who’s won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. She has won Emmys (as host of AMC’s “Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel,” and a Daytime Emmy for “The View”), a Grammy (“Whoopi Goldberg”), an Oscar (“Ghost”) and a Tony (Producer of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”). Today at D23 EXPO: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, she can add Disney Legend to this impressive list, making her the only person to have all five of these prestigious awards and the first LEGOT.
“Disney and I go way back, since I was a little kid, I mean way back,” said Whoopi. “So it’s beyond an honor and a joy to become a Disney Legend because everybody knows I love Disney, Disneyland, Disney World, Disney movies, Disney toys and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! What’s better than this for a Disney-phile? Absolutely NOTHING!”
Whoopi joined 9 others who received this honor this weekend at the D23 Expo. Other recipients included Carrie Fisher, Stan Lee, Julie Taymor, Garry Marshall, Jack Kirby, Wayne Jackson, Mark Hamill, Manuel Gonzales, and Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi.