a legend in (one's) own lifetime

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a legend in (one's) own lifetime

A person who has an extraordinary level of fame or reputation while he or she is still alive. The singer has made such a huge impact on the world of blues that she's come to be a legend in her own lifetime.
See also: legend, lifetime
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The first black singing superstar, Baker was a legend in her own lifetime and after because of her huge talent, not to mention her sexually-liberated nature and her supposed involvement with the French Resistance, plus a host of other stories she herself apparently worked very hard to conjure up.