- Category : 1924-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 4
Belgian racing driver who was called "one of the greatest sportscar racers of all time". Gendebien and American Phil Hill were a natural fit and together they won the Le Mans race three times in total, with Gendebien winning it a fourth time, partnered by fellow Belgian Paul Frère in 1960. Gendebien's record number of Le Mans victories was not exceeded until 1981, when fellow-Belgian Jacky Ickx won for the fifth time.
Olivier Gendebien married and had three children. He died on 2 October 1998 at age 74 at his home in Les Baux-de-Provence in southern France.