Bozorg Mahmoody



Age: 70


Summary: Iranian retired physician whose American ex-wife Betty portrayed him as abusive and domineering in the controversial best-seller Not Without My Daughter, which she wrote after fleeing Iran with the couple's daughter Mahtob in 1984 but the book and its 1991 movie adaptation, starring Sally Field, were met with angry reactions from Iranians offended by what they considered a biased depiction of their culture, where Betty Mahmoody claimed in her book that her husband took the family to Iran on what was instead as a short visit but later forced them to stay and prevent her from leaving for the U.S. with their daughter.



Cause of Death: Kidney failure


Born: circa 1939


Died: August 23, 2009


Location: Tehran, Iran