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Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony to include tribute to Carmen Miranda

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The closing ceremony of the globe's greatest sporting extravaganza promises to be a gala affair with a special tribute to one of Brazil's enduring cultural icon, actress- singer Carmen Miranda.

Samba star Roberta Sai will pay the special homage to the popular samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress and film star who went on to star in several Hollywood movies including "Down Argentine Way".

The carnival-inspired closing ceremony, to be staged at the Maracana Stadium, will also pay tribute to landscaping genius Roberto Burle Marx, who designed the Flamengo Park and the famous mosaic that runs along the boulevard by Copacabana beach.

Nicknamed 'Brazilian Bombshell', Carmen Miranda was immortalised by the US Postal Service in a series of postage stamps.