Muriel Pollock was an American pianist of Russian descent and composer of popular music her best known ragtime composition being Rooster Rag
(1917). She studied music in New York at Julliard and produced piano rolls for Mel-O-Dee Music Company and Rhythmodic Music Corporation. In the late 1920s she furthered a recording and broadcasting career with both Constance Mering and Vee Lawnhurst performing remarkable piano duets. She had a special bent for the so-called novelty works composed during her era. She worked with several songwriters both on songs and musicals one of which, Pleasure Bound
ran for 126 performances in the Majestic Theatre, New York in 1929. On her marriage to songwriter Will Donaldson, she moved to California where she died in Hollywood aged 76.