Seven sweet sets of siblings

National sibling day

Brothers and sisters have a special bond. They can be the best of friends and worst of enemies in the same afternoon. Many times, siblings want to go their own way and forge a new path, but several sibling sets have decided to pursue the same careers and even work together. Here are some sets of siblings who have had an impact in their chosen fields.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm: These brothers were authors, and they created fairy tales that included some not-so-sweet moments. The poison apple and those sweet dwarfs in Snow White made us a little leery of evil stepmothers. And what about the tasty gingerbread house that lures Hansel and Gretel into the lair of a ravenous witch, ready to cook them for dinner.

Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren: If you ever needed any advice, it was “Ask Ann Landers” or “Dear Abby” to the rescue. These twins doled out advice for years, and some of their responses were sweet; but they could also shoot straight, which might mean a sour note or two.

Warren Beatty and Shirley McClain: This brother and sister have been nominated 20 times for Academy Awards and each has a gold statue at home. Beatty won for Best Director for “Reds,” and McClain won Best Actress for “Terms of Endearment.”

Venus and Serena Williams: These tennis phenoms revitalized women’s tennis and continue to dominate. Just at Wimbledon alone, Venus has won five titles, and Serena has won seven. Together, they’ve won doubles at Wimbledon six times. These wins don’t even count what they’ve earned at the other Grand Slams. They also have Olympic Gold medals and are an inspiration to women in tennis.

Donny and Marie Osmond: She’s a little bit country, and he’s a little bit rock-and-roll, according to their music. Of the Osmond family, it’s these two we think of most with their corny, variety show. Donny and his purple socks were a sight to behold.

John and Joan Cusak: These two might not have any Oscars, but they have been in some memorable movies, and they were in many movies together. You might recall “Sixteen Candles,” “High Fidelity,” or “Say Anything.” Joan is also the voice of Jessie in “Toy Story 2” and “Toy Story 3.” Isn’t that the sweetest?

Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas: The Jonas Brothers are back in the spotlight with their recent announcement to tour again. Girls in their early to mid-twenties have been all over social media proclaiming their excitement to see these brothers back together on stage. Their new single “Sucker” is pretty sweet too.