Celebrities With Advanced Degrees
While many celebrities have met success for their star power, only a select few can truly claim honors for their advanced smarts: Stars like Christy Turlington, Shaquille O'Neal, James Franco, Art Garfunkel and Tyra Banks have attained graduate degrees—a level of success achieved by less than 10 percent of Americans. Explore this group to discover the little-known academic achievements of famous actors, athletes, musicians and more.
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profile name: Bill Cosby profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Television Producer
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profile name: Shaquille O'Neal profile occupation: Film Actor, Basketball Player, Rapper
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profile name: Ashley Judd profile occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress
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profile name: Angela Bassett profile occupation: Actress
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profile name: Rowan Atkinson profile occupation: Actor, Comedian
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profile name: Lisa Leslie profile occupation: Basketball Player
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An acronym was born the day actor Philip Michael Thomas (a.k.a. Detective Rico Tubbs of Miami Vice fame) announced his aspiration to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony within five years. But it was his gold EGOT medallion, which he had made as a reminder of his aims, that really solidified the term in Hollywood history. Sadly, Thomas still hasn't achieved his 1984 goal but, to be fair, only a small group of performers ever has. Here are the notable few who have made awards history.
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