Diva/Mensch pair for June 22, 2022
EGOT #4 is John Gielgud. Ah, Gielgud!
Mensch: *The Ages of Man*
So hilarious, frosty, and full of zest in *Arthur.* And so direct and unfussy in his performance of "All the world's a stage."
John Gielgud (1904–2000), an actor, received his fourth distinct award in 1991. Between 1948 and 1991, Gielgud received a total of 5 competitive awards. Gielgud was the first winner to win any award other than the Oscar as their first award (his first award was a Tony). At age 87 when he won his Emmy, he was also the oldest winner, is the first LGBT winner, and the first non-American.
1981: Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Arthur
Primetime Emmy Awards:
1991: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special – Summer's Lease
1979: Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording – Ages of Man
1948: Outstanding Foreign Company – The Importance of Being Earnest
1961: Best Director of a Drama – Big Fish, Little Fish
1959: Special Tony Award "for contribution to theatre for his extraordinary insight into the writings of Shakespeare as demonstrated in his one-man play Ages of Man"