Cloquet native Jessica Lange now needs a Grammy award to get the rare EGOT


Jessica Lange is one award away from the rare EGOT.

The Cloquet native won the Tony for best actress in a leading role for "Long Day's Journey Into Night," a classic Eugene O’Neill drama.

It's the story of morphine-addicted Mary Tyrone, played by Lange, and her Irish-American family's battle to "unearth – and conceal – a lifetime of secrets," according to Roundabout Theatre Company.

"It fills me with such happiness, even on such a sad day as this," Lange said in reference to the shooting at the Orlando nightclub Sunday morning, according to the Duluth News Tribune.

Lange told the New York Times in April the role of Mary Tyrone demanded "more than any character I've ever played."

Now all the 67-year-old actress needs is a Grammy to complete the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) – a feat only 12 others in history have accomplished, according to People Magazine.

Lange has previously won two Oscars for her roles in "Tootsie" and "Blue Sky," as well as three Emmy Awards for "American Horror Story" and "Grey Gardens."

Her Tony win came on Lange's first Tony nomination, Entertainment Weekly says. Her fellow nominees included Laurie Metcalf in "Misery," Lupita Nyong'o in "Eclipsed," Sophie Okonedo in "The Crucible" and Michelle Williams in "Blackbird."

Tribute to Orlando victims

The night meant to celebrate Broadway began on a somber note as first-time host James Corden spoke of the tragedy in Orlando.

"Your tragedy is our tragedy. Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality, and gender is equal, embraced and loved. Hate will never win," Corden said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Lange was among the several others who used their speeches to pay tribute to the Orlando victims as well.

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